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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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According to the Guatemalan Tourism Institute, the airport will be closed for 28 hours, while the Pope says Mass at the Hipodromo del Sur to canonize the 17th century missionary Pedro de Betancur.
Can we canonize Dorothy Day and serve the poor too?
Our hope, in conceiving this issue, has been that Johnson's own work would provide a new way to canonize a literary work: We hope that the authorial and critical collaboration presented on these pages will lead to the conclusion that writers, no less than literary critics, are producers of theory, and that one of the things they theorize about is the critical act itself.
A hundred years later, Pope Benedict XVI will canonize MacKillop along with six other Catholic figures in a ceremony on Sunday in Rome.
While in Mexico City, John Paul will celebrate Mass on Wednesday to canonize Juan Diego, the Catholic church's first Indian saint, at the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe.
His Holiness will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, July 30 to canonize Pedro de San Jose de Betancurt whose exemplary life on behalf of the needy is highly appreciated by Guatemalan Catholics, at a Guatemala City racetrack.
And assuming that the relations discovered in it between hysteria and photography are more than wordplay, perhaps what it offers that is of some use vis-a-vis photography and the way we write about it is the introduction of fundamental doubts about the enterprise of the history of photography as such, if that history is unable to accommodate the most peculiar aspects of the medium it seeks to historicize and canonize.
During his stay in Guatemala, His Holiness will canonize Hermano Pedro de San Jose de Betancourt, whose exemplary life on behalf of the needy is highly appreciated by Guatemalan Catholics.
For within the curren t movement to canonize Conceptual and political art of the '6os and '70s, "mastering the work" first and foremost means historicizing it and subjecting it to a distanced gaze.