Canonize



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

The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers
Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? John B. Remsburg
Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
A World of Wonders Various
The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier
Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells
The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources Daniel J. MacDonald
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II Henry Charles Lea

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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