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English verb: canonize

1. canonize (communication) declare (a dead person) to be a saint

SamplesAfter he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized.

Synonymscanonise, saint

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold

Domain categoryfaith, organized religion, religion

2. canonize (communication) treat as a sacred person

SamplesHe canonizes women.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)exalt, extol, glorify, laud, proclaim

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