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 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012