to make blissfully happy.
Roman Catholic Church. to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor.
Contemporary Examples

On that day, the family of a severely ill Costa Rican woman reportedly prayed to the beatified pontiff for her recovery.
After Second Approved Miracle, Pope John Paul II Likely to Become a Saint Barbie Latza Nadeau July 4, 2013

Someday in the not too distant future, Romero will be beatified.
Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint Christopher Dickey August 23, 2014

She told The Daily Beast that she had done the same thing in 2011 when John Paul II was beatified.
Onscene as Pope Francis Makes Saints of John Paul II and John XXIII Barbie Latza Nadeau April 26, 2014

Historical Examples

To a man they sang praises for that piping hot dish of preserved and beatified milk.
The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

Transfigured she may be and beatified, but not the one we knew and loved so long.
A Pessimist Robert Timsol

beatified souls do not dwell in any particular star, though Plato seems to say so.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

He beatified seventy-seven Jesuits and canonized three of them.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

The chapel containing these beatified bones is placed in a dark extremity of the cathedral.
Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal William Beckford

It is the ideal of a goose,—a goose beautified and beatified.
Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1 Nathaniel Hawthorne

The beatified were not only physicians during their life, but medicinal after death.
Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) (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
(transitive) to make extremely happy

1530s, “to make very happy,” from Middle French béatifer, from Late Latin beatificare “make happy, make blessed,” from Latin beatus “supremely happy, blessed” (past participle of beare “to make happy, to bless”) + -ficare, from stem of facere “to make, do” (see factitious). The Roman Catholic Church sense of “to pronounce as being in heavenly bliss” (1620s) is the first step toward canonization. Related: Beatified; beatifying.


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