- Present participle of beatify.
Variant of beatify
transitive verbbeatified, beatifying
- to make blissfully happy
- R.C.Ch. to declare (a deceased person), by public statement, to be in heaven and entitled to some public veneration
Origin of beatifyMiddle French ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin beatificare ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from beatus ; from Classical Latin (see bonus) + facere, to make, do