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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.

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.

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

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.

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
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"
Translations

beatify

[biːˈætɪfaɪ] VTbeatificar

beatify

[biˈætɪfaɪ] vtbéatifier

beatify

beatify

[biːˈætɪfaɪ] vt (Rel) → beatificare
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