Definition of beatify
1 : to make supremely happy
2 Christianity : to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title “Blessed” and limited public religious honor She was beatified six years after her death.
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
borrowed from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French beatifier, borrowed from Late Latin beātificāre, verbal derivative of Latin beātificus “making happy” — more at beatific
First Known Use: 1535
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Definition of beatify for English Language Learners
in the Roman Catholic Church : to give a dead person a title of honor for being very good and holy
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