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Definitions for beatify
biˈæt əˌfaɪbe·at·i·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatifyverb

    fill with sublime emotion

    "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

  2. beatifyverb

    make blessedly happy

  3. beatifyverb

    declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood

    "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"


  1. beatifyverb

    To make blissful.

  2. beatifyverb

    To take a step in the process of declaring a person a saint.

  3. Etymology: From beatifier, from beatificare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To BEATIFYverb

    Etymology: beatifico, Lat.

    I wish I had the wings of an angel, to have ascended into paradise, and to have beheld the forms of those beatified spirits, from which I might have copied my archangel. Dryden.

    The use of spiritual conference is unimaginable and unspeakable, especially if free and unrestrained, bearing an image of that conversation which is among angels and beatified saints. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    We shall know him to be the fullest good, the nearest to us, and the most certain; and, consequently, the most beatifying of all others. , Cosmologia Sacra, b. iii. c. 4.

    Over-against this church stands a large hospital, erected by a shoemaker, who has been beatified, though never sainted. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beatifyverb

    to pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness

  2. Beatifyverb

    to make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment

  3. Beatifyverb

    to ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beatify

    bē-at′i-fī, v.t. to make blessed or happy: to declare to be in the enjoyment of eternal happiness in heaven.—adjs. Beatif′ic, -al, making supremely happy.—adv. Beatif′ically.—n. Beatificā′tion, act of beatifying: (R.C. Church) a declaration by the Pope that a person is blessed in heaven, authorising a certain definite form of public reverence payable to him—the first step to canonisation.—Beatific vision, a glimpse of the glory of heaven, esp. that which first bursts upon the disembodied soul. [L. beatus, blessed, and facĕre, to make.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beatify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beatify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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