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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 of canonize adore, adulate, idolize, deify, dote (on), hero-worship, worshipWords Related to canonize appreciate, cherish, esteem, prize, treasure, value; fancy, favor, like, prefer; regard; hallow, respect, revere, venerate; approve, endorse (also indorse), supportNear Antonyms of canonize 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 of canonize aggrandize, exalt, deify, dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnifyWords Related to canonize boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; heighten, intensify; idealize, romanticize, sanitize, sugarcoat; acclaim, extol (also extoll), honor, laud, praiseNear Antonyms of canonize belittle, decry, depreciate, detract, disparage, minimizeAntonyms of canonize abase, degrade, demean, humble, humiliate


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