[ US /ˈkænəˌnaɪz/ ]
  1. treat as a sacred person
    He canonizes women
  2. declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized
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How To Use canonize In A Sentence

  • From soon after his death posthumous miracles had begun to be attributed to him, and he was officially canonised by Pope John XXII in 1320.
  • Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, although not all those who are beatified are finally canonised. John Paul II to be beatified in Rome
  • His works on religion were regarded as canonized books.
  • So the researchers believe that one artist painted Madonna and one canonized pair, while three other artists composed the remaining faces.
  • Joan of Arc was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1920.
  • There are many (questionless) canonized on earth, that shall never be saints in heaven; and have their names in histories and martyrologies, who, in the eyes of God, are not so perfect martyrs as was that wise heathen Socrates, that suffered on a fundamental point of religion, — the unity of God. Religio Medici
  • He was canonized in 1494 and named a Doctor of the Church in 1720.
  • The possibility that his words may be heeded was suggested by the church's decision in 2000 to canonize six men who had signed the letters.
  • Of course, in its new incarnation, the book is no longer "real" pulp - printed on the cheapest paper, sold for a pittance - but a kind of canonised and reified pulp, beautifully produced and, at Rs. 195, priced the same as an average paperback. The Middle Stage
  • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized.
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