Canonize meaning

kăn'ə-nīz'
To declare (a deceased person) to be a saint and entitled to be fully honored as such.
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To include in the biblical canon.
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To include in a literary canon.
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To approve as being within canon law.
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To treat as sacred; glorify.
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To declare (a deceased person) a saint in formal church procedure.
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To glorify.
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To put in the Biblical canon.
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To give church sanction or authorization to.
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To establish as a formal, standard rule.
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To declare (a person) as a saint.

Thomas a Becket was canonized.

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To glorify; to exalt to the highest honour.
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Origin of canonize

  • From Old French canonisier, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Latin canōn. See canon.
    From Wiktionary