Definition of canonize
- his mother had canonized all his timidities as common sense
- —Scott Fitzgerald
She died 100 years ago and was canonized in Rome last year.
a singing star so canonized by his fans that they refuse to believe anything bad about him
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
in the Roman Catholic Church : to officially give a dead person a special status as someone very holy : to declare (someone) to be a saint
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