canonizeverb [ T ]UK usually canonise uk /ˈkæn.ə.naɪz/ us /ˈkæn.ə.naɪz/
noun [ C or U ] UK usually canonisation /ˌkæn.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌkæn.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/
the canonization of Mother Teresa
Examples from literature
- Had I been pope, he should have been canonized on the spot.
- He was canonized as a saint.
- He was canonized both for his holy life and for his great zeal in art.
- It was for his learning and sanctity that he was canonized,—and singularly enough by Alexander VI., the worst pope who ever reigned.
- The peasants had canonized him already a hundred years before the sanctity of his work was officially recognized at Rome.