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Canonize   Listen
verb
Canonize  v. t.  (past & past part. canonized; pres. part. canonizing)  
1.
(Eccl.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
2.
To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor. "Fame in time to come canonize us."
3.
To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.(R.)






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"Canonize" Quotes from Famous Books



... heaving spleens, I would not wish a drop of Troyan blood Spent more in her defence. But, worthy Hector, She is a theme of honour and renown, A spur to valiant and magnanimous deeds, Whose present courage may beat down our foes, And fame in time to come canonize us; For I presume brave Hector would not lose So rich advantage of a promis'd glory As smiles upon the forehead of this action For the ...
— The History of Troilus and Cressida • William Shakespeare [Craig edition]

... started a decade sooner than it was. My father and mother were much more moderate in their view of the situation, and my mother used to say that if slavery was really so evil and demoralizing a thing as the abolitionists asserted, it was singular that they should canonize all the subjects of the institution. But, as a rule, all controversy with the indignant zeal of our relative was avoided; in his eyes any approach to a philosophical attitude on the burning question was a crime. Nor were his convictions less pronounced on the subject ...
— Hawthorne and His Circle • Julian Hawthorne

... with a parental tenderness, as if it were some living being whom he had trained and educated. The first harvest had given him experience, and opportunity for new work, and he stayed through the autumn and winter in his house in the midst of his workmen, whom he felt inclined to canonize. The men now formed a little colony with their wives and children, and Paul was as happy as possible within the limited boundary of his horizon, between the Suderelbe and ...
— The Malady of the Century • Max Nordau

... Bienheureux, or Blessed. In order to arrive at saint-hood, the candidate must first have died en odeur de Saintete, which, were it not too ludicrous, might be translated smelling of holiness; he was then created a Bienheureux, and after he had been dead a century, the pope might canonize him if he pleased; after which he, the saint, might work miracles if he could, or ...
— A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 • Richard Twiss



Words linked to "Canonize" :   extol, faith, exalt, glorify, saint, religion, canonise, adjudge, hold, organized religion, canonization, laud, canon



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