Definition of Beatify

1. Verb. Fill with sublime emotion. "The performance is likely to beatify Sue"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

2. Verb. Make blessedly happy.
Generic synonyms: Elate, Intoxicate, Lift Up, Pick Up, Uplift
Derivative terms: Beatification, Beatification

3. Verb. Declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood. "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Derivative terms: Beatification

Definition of Beatify

1. v. t. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.

Definition of Beatify

1. Verb. To make blissful. ¹

2. Verb. (Roman Catholicism) To take a step in the process of declaring a person a saint.(attention en topic=Christianity any step, or a particular step? Also, is this intransitive, as implied by this definition?) ¹

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Definition of Beatify

1. to make happy [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: happy

Medical Definition of Beatify

1. 1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness. "The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth." (Barrow) 2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment. "Beatified spirits." 3. 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 canonised. Origin: L. Beatificare; beatus happy (fr. Beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere = to make: cf. F. Beatifier. See: Bounty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beatify

beatific vision
beatify (current term)
beating-heart transplant
beating-heart transplants
beating-reed instrument
beating around the bush
beating down
beating off
beating up

Literary usage of Beatify

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1. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1880)
"We should not like to have to look for the word “beatify” in gn English dictionary under ... beatify ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"4« Direction, course, aim, aspect, point of compass. 3. Endurance« suffering, enduring, patience, long-suffering. beatify, va I. Enrapture, rapture, ..."

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