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beatify

[ bee-at-uh-fahy ]
/ biˈæt əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), be·at·i·fied, be·at·i·fy·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

1525–35; <Middle French beatifier<Late Latin beātificāre.See beatific

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH beatify

beatify , beautify
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British Dictionary definitions for beatify

beatify
/ (bɪˈætɪˌfaɪ) /

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 (bɪˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for beatify

C16: from Old French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre to make blessed; see beatific
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