Canonise



Ecclesiastical. to place in the canon of saints.
to glorify.
to make canonical; place or include within a canon, especially of scriptural works:
They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy:
They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
to sanction or approve authoritatively, especially ecclesiastically.
Archaic. to deify.
Historical Examples

Droll Stories, Complete Honore de Balzac
The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat
The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol X Various
Reviews Oscar Wilde
The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2) George Adam Smith

verb (transitive)
(RC Church) to declare (a person) to be a saint and thus admit to the canon of saints
to regard as holy or as a saint
to sanction by canon law; pronounce valid
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