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canonize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of canonize

  1. 1 to love or admire too much <a singing star so canonized by his fans that they refuse to believe anything bad about him> Synonyms adore, adulate, idolize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worshipRelated Words appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms abhor, abominate, despise, detest, disdain, dislike, hate, loathe; belittle, deprecate, disparage, misprize, put down

  2. 2 to assign a high status or value to <those movie buffs who have canonized Alfred Hitchcock as filmdom's preeminent director> Synonyms aggrandize, exalt, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnifyRelated Words boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate




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