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Meaning of canonize

can•on•ize

Pronunciation: (kan'u-nīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to place in the canon of saints.
  2. to glorify.
  3. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
  4. to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
  5. to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
  6. to deify.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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