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canonize

[ kan-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈkæn əˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), can·on·ized, can·on·iz·ing.
Ecclesiastical. to place in the canon of saints.
to glorify.
to make canonical; place or include within a canon, especially of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
to sanction or approve authoritatively, especially ecclesiastically.
Archaic. to deify.
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Also especially British, can·on·ise .

Origin of canonize

1350–1400; Middle English. See canon1, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for canonize

canonize

canonise

/ (ˈkænəˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)
RC Church to declare (a person) to be a saint and thus admit to the canon of saints
to regard as holy or as a saint
to sanction by canon law; pronounce valid

Derived forms of canonize

canonization or canonisation, noun
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