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Verb: canonize  'ka-nu,nIz
  1. (religion) declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized";
    - canonise [Brit], saint
  2. Treat as a sacred person
    "He canonizes women";
    - canonise [Brit]

Derived forms: canonized, canonizes, canonizing

Type of: adjudge, declare, exalt, extol, glorify, hold, laud, proclaim

Encyclopedia: Canonize