canonize canonize  /ˈkæ nə ˌnaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) declare (a dead person) to be a saint
  2. (v) treat as a sacred person

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hundreds of biographies uncritically canonize him.
  2. The Union of Workers and Employees of the Food Industry cabled a request to Pope Pius XII to canonize Evita.
  3. Still, nothing in recent times has quite equaled the blitz of language that has been employed by the White House to certify and canonize the success of the Cambodian venture.

News

  1. Venezuelan president seeks canonization for doctor

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked Pope Francis to canonize a doctor who tended to the poor in Caracas and is considered a saint already by many Venezuelans.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Venezuelan president meets pope amid political tensions, seeks canonization for doctor

    VATICAN CITY — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked Pope Francis to canonize a doctor who tended to the poor in Caracas and is considered a saint already by many Venezuelans.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. Biden said the priests at his Catholic school taught him to be a fan of the Green Bay Packers because of their ties to northeast Wisconsin, joking they were "prepared to canonize" coach Vince Lombardi.
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Oprah was furious about that article," author Erica Jong told Kelley, "and she told me she did not want anyone writing about her, especially a white woman for a white publication. 'I don't need a honky magazine to canonize me,' she said."
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Erica Jong Source: Washington Post

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