Be*at"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified (); p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F. b'eatifier. See Bounty.]
To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment.
3. R. C. Ch.
To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of "the blessed" and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.
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