Canonize

Definition of Canonize

Can´on`ize
v. t.1.(Eccl.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
[imp. & p. p. Canonized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Canonizing.]
2.To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
Fame in time to come canonize us.
- Shak.
2.To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.

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