Meaning of CANONIZE in English


— canonization , n. — canonizer , n.

/kan"euh nuyz'/ , v.t., canonized, canonizing .

1. Eccles. to place in the canon of saints.

2. to glorify.

3. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.

4. to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.

5. to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.

6. Archaic. to deify.

Also, esp. Brit., canonise .

[ 1350-1400; ME. See CANON 1 , -IZE ]

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