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canonize, canonise, saintverb
declare (a dead person) to be a saint
"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
treat as a sacred person
"He canonizes women"
To establish as a formal, standard rule.
To define someone as a saint.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To declare any man a saint.
Etymology: from canon, to put into the canon, or rule for observing festivals.
The king, desirous to bring into the house of Lancaster celestial honour, became suitor to pope Julius, to canonize king Henry VI. for a saint. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
By those hymns all shall approve
Us canoniz’d for love. John Donne.
They have a pope too, who hath the chief care of religion, and of canonizing whom he thinks fit, and thence have the honour of saints. Edward Stillingfleet.
Canonization is the declaration of a deceased person as an officially recognized saint, specifically, the official act of a Christian communion declaring a person worthy of public veneration and entering their name in the canon catalogue of saints, or authorized list of that communion's recognized saints.
to declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized
to glorify; to exalt to the highest honor
to rate as inspired; to include in the canon
Etymology: [F. canoniser or LL. canonizare, fr. L. canon.. See Canon.]
The numerical value of canonize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of canonize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of canonize in a Sentence
They want to remove the only Hispanic there, exactly when the first Hispanic pope in history will canonize him. That would not be an extraordinary welcome in a land that puts itself forward as an example of multi-cultural tolerance.
In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States, who was the evangelizer of the west of the United States.
Our protest is to tell the Pope that by canonizing Junipero Serra, they want to canonize colonialism, they want to canonize white supremacy and they want to canonize the genocide of our people. And that is an immoral act.
He doesn’t thereby canonize or dogmatize a scientific theory, which by its very nature is subject to falsification and revision, but it is within the pope’s competence and authority to call attention to our moral responsibilities and duties in the face of the best scientific theory out there, especially when the consequences of not doing so are serious or even drastic, and where silence could be interpreted as scandalous.
My intention is not to canonize Kobe Bryant or make judgments about things I don't know anything about, but I will say Kobe Bryant loved Kobe Bryant family, Kobe Bryant worked very hard, and Kobe Bryant brought a lot of joy to a lot of people in this city and we're going to miss Kobe Bryant.
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- canonitzar, santificarCatalan, Valencian
- kanonistaa, kanonisoidaFinnish
- santificare, canonizzareItalian
- hellegspriechenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- canoniza, a institui ca regulă (''sacră''), a declara ca sfântRomanian
- обожествля́ть, освяти́ть, обожестви́ть, освяща́ть, причи́слить к ли́ку святы́х, канонизи́ровать, причисля́ть к ли́ку святы́хRussian
- chuẩn hóaVietnamese
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