- (GA) IPA: /ˈkænənaɪz/
canonize (canonizes, present participle canonizing; past and past participle canonized) (US, Oxford British English)
- (transitive) To establish as a formal, standard rule.
- (transitive) To declare (a person) as a saint.
- Thomas Becket was canonized.
- (transitive) To glorify; to exalt to the highest honour.
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
- Fame in time to come canonize us.
- Russian: канонизи́ровать
- French: canoniser
- German: heiligsprechen
- Italian: santificare, canonizzare
- Portuguese: canonizar
- Russian: обожествля́ть
- Spanish: canonizar