|1.||[ verb ] (Roman Catholic) in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a saint|
|Synonyms:||canonize saint beatify|
"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
|Related terms:||declare saint canon canonization|
|2.||[ verb ] treat as a sacred person|
"He canonizes women"
|3.||[ verb ] add in the canon or calendar of the saints|
"He was canonized not long after his death"
|Related terms:||add canonization|