beatify

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verb be·at·i·fy \bē-ˈa-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of beatify

beatified

beatifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make supremely happy

  3. 2 :  to declare to have attained the blessedness of heaven and authorize the title “Blessed” and limited public religious honor

beatification

play \-ˌa-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of beatify in a sentence

  1. 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


BEATIFY Defined for English Language Learners

beatify

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verb be·at·i·fy \bē-ˈa-tə-ˌfī\

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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