Definitions for: Beatify

[v] declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
[v] make blessedly happy
[v] fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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['e]atifier. See Bounty.]
1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or
as conferring happiness.

The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.

2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial
enjoyment. ``Beatified spirits.'' --Dryden.

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

Synonyms: exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill

See Also: adjudge, declare, elate, hold, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

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