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beatify

to make blessedly happy; to exalt above all others: They beatify their saints.
Not to be confused with:
beautify – to make or become beautiful: They beautify themselves for the ball.
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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.
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beatify

(bɪˈætɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (tr) RC Church (of the pope) to declare formally that (a deceased person) showed a heroic degree of holiness in his or her life and therefore is worthy of public veneration: the first step towards canonization
2. (tr) to make extremely happy
[C16: from Old French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre to make blessed; see beatific]
beatification n
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be•at•i•fy

(biˈæt əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make blissfully happy.
2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor.
[1525–35; < Middle French beatifier < Late Latin beātificāre. See beatific, -fy]
be•at•i•fi•ca•tion, n.
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beatify


Past participle: beatified
Gerund: beatifying

Imperative
beatify
beatify
Present
I beatify
you beatify
he/she/it beatifies
we beatify
you beatify
they beatify
Preterite
I beatified
you beatified
he/she/it beatified
we beatified
you beatified
they beatified
Present Continuous
I am beatifying
you are beatifying
he/she/it is beatifying
we are beatifying
you are beatifying
they are beatifying
Present Perfect
I have beatified
you have beatified
he/she/it has beatified
we have beatified
you have beatified
they have beatified
Past Continuous
I was beatifying
you were beatifying
he/she/it was beatifying
we were beatifying
you were beatifying
they were beatifying
Past Perfect
I had beatified
you had beatified
he/she/it had beatified
we had beatified
you had beatified
they had beatified
Future
I will beatify
you will beatify
he/she/it will beatify
we will beatify
you will beatify
they will beatify
Future Perfect
I will have beatified
you will have beatified
he/she/it will have beatified
we will have beatified
you will have beatified
they will have beatified
Future Continuous
I will be beatifying
you will be beatifying
he/she/it will be beatifying
we will be beatifying
you will be beatifying
they will be beatifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been beatifying
you have been beatifying
he/she/it has been beatifying
we have been beatifying
you have been beatifying
they have been beatifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been beatifying
you will have been beatifying
he/she/it will have been beatifying
we will have been beatifying
you will have been beatifying
they will have been beatifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been beatifying
you had been beatifying
he/she/it had been beatifying
we had been beatifying
you had been beatifying
they had been beatifying
Conditional
I would beatify
you would beatify
he/she/it would beatify
we would beatify
you would beatify
they would beatify
Past Conditional
I would have beatified
you would have beatified
he/she/it would have beatified
we would have beatified
you would have beatified
they would have beatified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.beatify - fill with sublime emotionbeatify - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
2.beatify - make blessedly happybeatify - make blessedly happy      
elate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up - fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
3.beatify - declare (a dead person) to be blessedbeatify - declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
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Translations

beatify

[biːˈætɪfaɪ] VTbeatificar
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beatify

[biˈætɪfaɪ] vtbéatifier
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beatify

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beatify

[biːˈætɪfaɪ] vt (Rel) → beatificare
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References in periodicals archive ?
Worth remembering, however, is that when the church canonizes or beatifies someone, we hold up a person, not a political program or particular vision of the church or the world.
With thousands of people expected to greet the Pontiff as he beatifies Cardinal Newman in Cofton Park and tours the city, Birmingham is all set to offer Benedict XVI the welcome he deserves.
"To say that those (whom) the Church now beatifies were a political group is to be ignorant of history, to fail to understand the religious fact and to fail to do justice to the facts," Father Martinez Camino contended.