[ 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 beatifybeatify , beautify
Words nearby beatify
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Example sentences from the Web for beatify
It is an innate element of the human constitution, designed to beautify and beatify man.
He does also many things through angels; but only from Himself does He beatify angels.The City of God, Volume I|Aurelius Augustine
British Dictionary definitions for 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 beatifybeatification (bɪˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun
Word Origin for beatify
C16: from Old French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre to make blessed; see beatific
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