beatify

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From French béatifier, from Medieval Latin beātifico (I bless)

Pronunciation[edit]

Headset icon.svg This entry needs audio files. If you have a microphone, please record some and upload them. (For audio required quickly, visit WT:APR.)

Verb[edit]

beatify (third-person singular simple present beatifies, present participle beatifying, simple past and past participle beatified)

  1. (transitive) To make blissful.
    • Dryden
      Beatified spirits.
  2. (transitive) To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
    • Barrow
      The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
  3. (transitive, Roman Catholicism) To carry out the third of four steps in canonization, making someone a saint.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]