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VERB (2)

1. declare (a dead person) to be a saint;
- Example: "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
[syn: canonize, canonise, saint]

2. treat as a sacred person;
- Example: "He canonizes women"
[syn: canonize, canonise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Canonize \Can"on*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canonized; p. pr. & vb. n. Canonizing.] [F. canoniser or LL. canonizare, fr. L. canon.. See Canon.] 1. (Eccl.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized. [1913 Webster] 2. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor. [1913 Webster] Fame in time to come canonize us. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.[R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

canonize v 1: declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized" [syn: canonize, canonise, saint] 2: treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women" [syn: canonize, canonise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "canonize": aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, bless, cleanse, consecrate, crown, dedicate, deify, devote, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, frock, glamorize, glorify, hallow, immortalize, lionize, magnify, make legendary, ordain, purify, raise, saint, sanctify, set apart, set up, throne, uplift