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tr.v. can·on·ized, can·on·iz·ing, can·on·iz·es
1. To declare (a deceased person) to be a saint and entitled to be fully honored as such.
2. To include in the biblical canon.
3. To include in a literary canon.
4. To approve as being within canon law.
5. To treat as sacred; glorify.

can′on·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
can′on·iz′er n.


(ˈkænəˌnaɪz) or


vb (tr)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church to declare (a person) to be a saint and thus admit to the canon of saints
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to regard as holy or as a saint
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to sanction by canon law; pronounce valid
ˌcanoniˈzation, ˌcanoniˈsation n


(ˈkæn əˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to place (a dead person) in the canon of saints; declare officially as a saint.
2. to place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works.
3. to consider or treat as holy, authoritative, etc.
4. to sanction authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
can`on•i•za′tion, n.
can′on•iz`er, n.


Past participle: canonized
Gerund: canonizing

I canonize
you canonize
he/she/it canonizes
we canonize
you canonize
they canonize
I canonized
you canonized
he/she/it canonized
we canonized
you canonized
they canonized
Present Continuous
I am canonizing
you are canonizing
he/she/it is canonizing
we are canonizing
you are canonizing
they are canonizing
Present Perfect
I have canonized
you have canonized
he/she/it has canonized
we have canonized
you have canonized
they have canonized
Past Continuous
I was canonizing
you were canonizing
he/she/it was canonizing
we were canonizing
you were canonizing
they were canonizing
Past Perfect
I had canonized
you had canonized
he/she/it had canonized
we had canonized
you had canonized
they had canonized
I will canonize
you will canonize
he/she/it will canonize
we will canonize
you will canonize
they will canonize
Future Perfect
I will have canonized
you will have canonized
he/she/it will have canonized
we will have canonized
you will have canonized
they will have canonized
Future Continuous
I will be canonizing
you will be canonizing
he/she/it will be canonizing
we will be canonizing
you will be canonizing
they will be canonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been canonizing
you have been canonizing
he/she/it has been canonizing
we have been canonizing
you have been canonizing
they have been canonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been canonizing
you will have been canonizing
he/she/it will have been canonizing
we will have been canonizing
you will have been canonizing
they will have been canonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been canonizing
you had been canonizing
he/she/it had been canonizing
we had been canonizing
you had been canonizing
they had been canonizing
I would canonize
you would canonize
he/she/it would canonize
we would canonize
you would canonize
they would canonize
Past Conditional
I would have canonized
you would have canonized
he/she/it would have canonized
we would have canonized
you would have canonized
they would have canonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.canonize - declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
2.canonize - treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim - praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
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[ˈkænənaɪz] VTcanonizar


canonise [ˈkænənaɪz] vtcanonisercanon law ndroit m canoncan opener nouvre-boîte m



[ˈkænəˌnaɪz] vtcanonizzare


(ˈkӕnən) noun
1. a rule (especially of the church).
2. a clergyman belonging to a cathedral.
3. a list of saints.
4. a musical composition in which one part enters after another in imitation.
5. all the writings of an author that are accepted as genuine. the Shakespeare canon.
caˈnonical (-ˈno-) adjective
ˈcanonize, ˈcanonise verb
to place in the list of saints. Joan of Arc was canonized in 1920.
ˌcanoniˈzation, ˌcanoniˈsation noun
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