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canonize

verb

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1 to love or admire too much
  • a singing star so canonized by his fans that they refuse to believe anything bad about him

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2 to assign a high status or value to
  • those movie buffs who have canonized Alfred Hitchcock as filmdom's preeminent director

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The first known use of canonize was in the 14th century

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“Canonize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/canonize. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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