- 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 beatified
Contemporary Examples of beatified
Someday in the not too distant future, Romero will be beatified.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint
August 24, 2014
She told The Daily Beast that she had done the same thing in 2011 when John Paul II was beatified.Onscene as Pope Francis Makes Saints of John Paul II and John XXIII
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 27, 2014
On that day, the family of a severely ill Costa Rican woman reportedly prayed to the beatified pontiff for her recovery.After Second Approved Miracle, Pope John Paul II Likely to Become a Saint
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 5, 2013
Historical Examples of beatified
Transfigured she may be and beatified, but not the one we knew and loved so long.A Pessimist
He beatified seventy-seven Jesuits and canonized three of them.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
He was beatified in 1674 and canonized on the 27th of December 1726.
It is the ideal of a goose,—a goose beautified and beatified.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1
No person can be beatified till fifty years after his or her death.
- (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 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.