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
Examples of beatify
She was beatified by the Pope one hundred years after her death.
Origin 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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