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Canonize   /kˈænənˌaɪz/   Listen

(past & past part. canonized; pres. part. canonizing)
Declare (a dead person) to be a saint.  Synonyms: canonise, saint.
Treat as a sacred person.  Synonym: canonise.

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"Canonize" Quotes from Famous Books

... Madrid to solve in favor of Havana, as against the cathedral of Santo Domingo; though its report is still controverted, and M. A. Pinart has proved to the satisfaction of many that a misprision took place and that the true remains of Columbus still rest at Santo Domingo. The movement to canonize the great discoverer has been championed with more zeal than discretion by some over-ardent churchmen, while the too-evident human frailties of the proposed candidate for the honors of sainthood have inspired an abundant caution in ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8 • Various

... being whom he had trained and educated. The first harvest had given him experience, and opportunity for new work, and he stayed through the autumn and winter in his house in the midst of his workmen, whom he felt inclined to canonize. The men now formed a little colony with their wives and children, and Paul was as happy as possible within the limited boundary of his horizon, between the Suderelbe and ...
— The Malady of the Century • Max Nordau

... and very common. The men of this world will canonize those for saints, when dead, whom they stigmatized with the vilest names when living. Besides many others I could mention, this I have peculiarly remarked in respect to that man of God, that faithful minister of Christ, the late Rev. Mr. Whitefield. ...
— The Works of John Bunyan • John Bunyan

Words linked to "Canonize" :   laud, adjudge, saint, declare, canon, extol, organized religion, religion, canonization, faith, exalt, proclaim, glorify, canonise, hold

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