verb \bē-ˈa-tə-ˌfī\

in the Roman Catholic Church : to give a dead person a title of honor for being very good and holy


Full Definition of BEATIFY

transitive verb
:  to make supremely happy
:  to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title Blessed and limited public religious honor
be·at·i·fi·ca·tion \-ˌa-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of BEATIFY

  1. 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


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