Simple Definition of beatify
in the Roman Catholic Church : to give a dead person a title of honor for being very good and holy
Full Definition of beatify
1 : to make supremely happy
2 : to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title “Blessed” and limited public religious honor
beatificationplay \-ˌa-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of beatify in a sentence
She was beatified by the Pope one hundred years after her death.
Origin and Etymology of beatify
Middle French beatifier, from Late Latin beatificare, from Latin beatus + facere to make — more at do
First Known Use: 1535
Rhymes with beatify
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