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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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The Pope is canonising her parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, at the start of the final week of his bishops' meeting on families.
Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday created the first saints of his reign, canonising some 800 Italian martyrs who refused to convert to Islam in the 15th century, as well as a Colombian and a Mexican who founded congregations.
Canonising hypertext; explorations and constructions.
But the way some news outlets are reporting it, there's a danger of them canonising these girls.
Pope Benedict XVI presided over his first saint-making ceremony yesterday, canonising five people in a Mass in St Peter's Square that also closed a meeting of the world's bishops.