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Synonyms for canonize

declare (a dead person) to be a saint

treat as a sacred person

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Catholics care as much about canonizing Americans today?
Pope Benedict, more cautious, waited for an authenticated miracle before canonizing her in 2012.
Davies equates the scribal activity of preserving, transmitting, and standardizing of "classic" texts in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece with the "canonizing process." Individual classics and large library collections are both canons "in a very loose sense." Davies sees a particularly close association between Jewish "canonizing" and the activity of Hellenistic scholars in creating lists of selected authors of poetry, history, philosophy, etc., as the "classics" of each field.
Although Davies secularizes it, his "canonizing process" is no less ideological and no more historical than that of Saunders or Childs.
Davies' dubious definition of canon allows him to reconstruct, in several chapters, a series of canons within the Jewish canon under the rubrics of "Mosaic," "prophetic," "Davidic," "Solomonic," and "serious entertainment." His reconstructed compositional history is arbitrary and merely made to fit his canonizing scheme.
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.
Perhaps it would be enough just to say thanks, without actually canonizing anybody.
Professor Lerer watches the fifteenth-century writers and readers watching Chaucer and "canonizing" him in the process, not simply by exerting their own authority over his texts (though they do commandeer certain texts imperiously enough), but more fundamentally by subordinating themselves to his authority.
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.
YOU HAVE SPOKEN OUT STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF CANONIZING DOROTHY DAY HOW IS SHE A SAINT FOR TODAY?