- to make blissfully happy.
- Roman Catholic Church. to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor.
Origin of beatify
Examples from the Web for beatify
He does also many things through angels; but only from Himself does He beatify angels.The City of God, Volume I
It is an innate element of the human constitution, designed to beautify and beatify man.
- (tr) RC Church (of the pope) to declare formally that (a deceased person) showed a heroic degree of holiness in his or her life and therefore is worthy of public veneration: the first step towards canonization
- (tr) to make extremely happy
Word Origin and History for beatify
1530s, "to make very happy," from Middle French béatifer, from Late Latin beatificare "make happy, make blessed," from Latin beatus "supremely happy, blessed" (past participle of beare "to make happy, to bless") + -ficare, from stem of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). The Roman Catholic Church sense of "to pronounce as being in heavenly bliss" (1620s) is the first step toward canonization. Related: Beatified; beatifying.