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be·at·i·fy

 (bē-ăt′ə-fī′)
tr.v. be·at·i·fied, be·at·i·fy·ing, be·at·i·fies
1. Roman Catholic Church To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
2. To exalt; glorify: "There was no dearth of criticism even after Beethoven was beatified" (Paul Henry Lang).

[French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre : Latin beātus, happy; see beatific + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

be·at′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beatification - a state of supreme happinessbeatification - a state of supreme happiness  
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
nirvana, enlightenment - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
2.beatification - the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
3.beatification - (Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations

beatification

[biːˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nbeatificación f

beatification

[biˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nbéatification f

beatification

beatification

[bɪˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n (Rel) → beatificazione f
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