Definition of canonize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

canonize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they canonize
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪz//
 
he / she / it canonizes
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple canonized
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪzd//
 
past participle canonized
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪzd//
 
-ing form canonizing
BrE BrE//ˈkænənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] canonize somebody (of the Pope) to state officially that somebody is now a saint compare beatify Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin canonizare ‘admit as authoritative’ (in medieval Latin ‘admit to the list of recognized saints’), from Latin canon, from Greek kanōn ‘rule’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canonize