• (GA) IPA: /ˈkænənaɪz/

canonize (canonizes, present participle canonizing; past and past participle canonized) (US, Oxford British English)

  1. (transitive) To establish as a formal, standard rule.
  2. (transitive) To declare (a person) as a saint.
    Thomas Becket was canonized.
  3. (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

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