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Definition of canonize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

canonize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkænəˌnaɪz//
 
[usually passive] canonize somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they canonize
 
he / she / it canonizes
 
past simple canonized
 
-ing form canonizing
 
 
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(of the pope) to state officially that someone is now a saint compare beatify
canonization
 
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NAmE//ˌkænənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable]
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