Can"on*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canonized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Canonizing.] [F. canoniser or LL. canonizare, fr. L. canon.. See Canon.]

1. Eccl.

To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas à Becket was canonized.

2.

To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.

Fame in time to come canonize us.
Shak.

2.

To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.

[R.]

 

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