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Related to beatify: Beatitude
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.
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]
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.
Past participle: beatified
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|Verb||1.||beatify - fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"|
|2.||beatify - make blessedly happy|
|3.||beatify - declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"|