from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To declare (a deceased person) to be a saint and entitled to be fully honored as such.
- transitive v. To include in the biblical canon.
- transitive v. To include in a literary canon.
- transitive v. To approve as being within canon law.
- transitive v. To treat as sacred; glorify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To establish as a formal, standard rule.
- v. To declare (a person) as a saint.
- v. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints.
- transitive v. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
- transitive v. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To enroll officially in the canon or catalogue of the saints; declare to be a saint; regard as a saint. See canonization.
- To admit into the canon, as of Scripture.
- To embody in canons.
- Also spelled canonise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat as a sacred person
- v. declare (a dead person) to be a saint
One technique could be described as "canonize and control."
What is it about Purim that compelled the rabbis to "canonize" this drama, requiring every Jewish community to read the Megila twice each year - accompanied by rituals such as mishloach manot, gifts to the poor, and an elaborate banquet?
(supposing it to be a fact,) is but the correlative of the old one; and since it was Eusebius who was the voucher for that, what additional probability do we establish that the inspired autograph of S. Mark ended abruptly at ver. 8, by discovering that Eusebius is consistent with himself, and omits to "canonize" (or even to "sectionize") what he had already hypothetically hinted might as well be left out altogether?
Could be – but lets wait a few years before we canonize him.
The pope will canonize Australia 's first saint Sunday, the co-founder of an order that works among the poorest.
When the Vatican decided to canonize him, their investigation reportedly revealed that the humble Indian lad had actually been a prince, the son of a king of Texcoco, who helped Cortes defeat the Aztecs.
Likewise, the quick rush to canonize the great Pope John Paul II is another example of a beautiful human life declared not sufficiently inspiring unless it is coated in veneration and sainthood.
Angus: Does the BOA still canonize Schafly and Gingrich and beatify the Heritage Foundation?
Does the BOA still canonize Schafly and Gingrich and beatify the Heritage Foundation?
For months, the once-fabulous musical has stumbled like a mouthwash-swilling transient, wandering far, far away from what it has claimed to be about music education in schools to preach about bullying, canonize Kurt, demonize Rachel and pretty much bum us out.