Definition of beatify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

beatify

 verb
verb
NAmE//biˈæt̮əˌfaɪ//
 
beatify somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beatify
 
he / she / it beatifies
 
past simple beatified
 
-ing form beatifying
 
 
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(of the Pope) to give a dead person a special honor by stating officially that he/she is very holy compare bless, canonize
beatification
 
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NAmE//biˌæt̮əfəkˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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