Meaning of CANONIZE in English

CANONIZE

can ‧ on ‧ ize BrE AmE ( also canonise British English ) /ˈkænənaɪz/ verb [transitive]

to officially state that a dead person is a ↑ saint

—canonization /ˌkænənaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ -nənə-/ noun [uncountable and countable]

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