1. [syn: exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify]
2. make blessedly happy;
3. declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood;
- Example: "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at
the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by
his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, tickle pink,
inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify]
2: make blessedly happy
3: declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of
achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified
by the Vatican"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
35 Moby Thesaurus words for "beatify":
aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, bless, canonize, cheer,
cleanse, consecrate, crown, dedicate, deify, devote, elevate,
ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, gladden, glamorize, glorify,
hallow, happify, immortalize, lionize, magnify, make happy,
make legendary, purify, raise, saint, sanctify, set apart, set up,