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beatify

[ bee-at-uh-fahy ]
/ bi藞忙t 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), be路at路i路fied, be路at路i路fy路ing.
to make blissfully happy.
Roman Catholic Church. to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor.
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Origin of beatify

1525鈥35; <Middle French beatifier<Late Latin be膩tific膩re.See beatific

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH beatify

beatify , beautify
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British Dictionary definitions for beatify

beatify
/ (b瑟藞忙t瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(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

Derived forms of beatify

beatification (b瑟藢忙t瑟f瑟藞ke瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for beatify

C16: from Old French beatifier, from Late Latin be膩tific膩re to make blessed; see beatific
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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