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[ bee-at-uh-fahyd ]


  1. Roman Catholic Church. being or relating to a deceased person declared to be among the blessed, and therefore entitled to local but not universal veneration:

    The earliest beatified martyrs in the Americas are three Jesuits from Paraguay.

  2. blissfully happy:

    She returned from the date in a beatified state of mind, chatting about it enthusiastically.

    It’s not often that the dying utter memorable words, see visions, or depart with beatified faces.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of beatify.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of beatified1

First recorded in 1570–80; beatify ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; beatify ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

Someday in the not too distant future, Romero will be beatified.

She told The Daily Beast that she had done the same thing in 2011 when John Paul II was beatified.

On that day, the family of a severely ill Costa Rican woman reportedly prayed to the beatified pontiff for her recovery.

To beatified Lawrence I gladly pay meet tribute of tears and praise.

He sat and looked at her for some time, and the love in his soul beatified his countenance.

His face, calm, beatified, seemed shining with an inner light that ennobled its patriarchal features.

Efforts were commenced, in 1670, to procure her canonization, but it was not until 1850 that she was beatified by Pius IX.

The artist shows us the holy man in enjoyment of the vision of the beatified.


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