The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beatify \Be*at"i*fy\ (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Beatified (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb.
n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to
bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F.
b['e]atifier. See Bounty.]
1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or
as conferring happiness.
The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial
enjoyment. "Beatified spirits." --Dryden.
3. (R. C. Ch.) 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