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

 

beatify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they beatify
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it beatifies
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪz//
 
past simple beatified
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪd//
 
past participle beatified
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form beatifying
BrE BrE//biˈætɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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beatify somebody (of the Pope) to give a dead person a special honour by stating officially that he/she is very holy compare bless, canonize Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘make blessed or supremely happy’): from Old French beatifier or ecclesiastical Latin beatificare, from Latin beatus ‘blessed’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beatify