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  • verb

Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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He selects the Persian period as the time when the canonizing process took place and describes Judean society during this period as "colonial" (a loaded ideological description).
Perhaps it would be enough just to say thanks, without actually canonizing anybody.
Yet the Russian Federation government and the Russian Orthodox Church, which is considering canonizing the entire Romanov family, demanded further proof.
In canonizing such a man, the followers have applied "deviancy down" (to borrow Pat Moynihan's vivid phrase) to leadership in America.
This was blantant in the case of my "Iconicity" articles (reprinted in Historical Present, 1984), in which I undertook to analyze new abstract paintings structurally rather than simply formally, without canonizing them editorially.
YOU HAVE SPOKEN OUT STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF CANONIZING DOROTHY DAY HOW IS SHE A SAINT FOR TODAY?
He should not be denigrated by canonizing evil on the day of his death.
Neither Bolt nor Shaw was a believer, which is some kind of clue that the church was doing more than internal housekeeping in canonizing them.