Meaning of CANONIZE in English

CANONIZE

v.

Pronunciation: ' ka-n ə - ˌ n ī z

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: can · on · ized \ - ˌ n ī zd; in “ Hamlet ” usu k ə - ' nä- ˌ n ī zd \ ; can · on · iz · ing

Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon catalog of saints, from Latin, standard

Date: 14th century

1 : to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint

2 : to make canonical

3 : to sanction by ecclesiastical authority

4 : to attribute authoritative sanction or approval to

5 : to treat as illustrious, preeminent, or sacred

– can · on · i · za · tion \ ˌ ka-n ə -n ə - ' z ā -sh ə n \ noun

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