Meaning of “beatify” in the English Dictionary

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beatifyverb [ T ]

uk /biˈæt.ɪ.faɪ/ us /biˈæt̬.ə.faɪ/

to announce formally in the Roman Catholic Church that someone who is dead has lived a holy life, usually as the first stage in making that person a saint

to describe or think of someone as if they are extremely good and have no faults:

He beatifies his first wife while celebrating his own extra-marital affairs.
noun [ C or U ] uk /biˌæt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /biˌæt̬.ə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • No prayer to angel or beatified spirit occurs from its first to its last page. 

(Definition of “beatify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)