v. t.1.To raise to the state of an angel; to render angelic.
It ought not to be our object to angelize, nor to brutalize, but to humanize man.
- W. Taylor.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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