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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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My wife, Alba, and I headed to Rome to see one of our heroes canonize another one of our heroes.
If the council canonizes John, they argued, it must simultaneously canonize Pius XII.
I recently returned from Central America strongly reinforced in my view that the proposal to canonize Archbishop Romero should be dropped.
With the Lipstick Traces CD, Marcus canonizes the little-known early days of British and Continental independent sound at a time when young musicians all over the world seem to be contributing to its revival.