beatify

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biːˈætɪfaɪ/
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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 blessed.

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