V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to bless; 2. to cause extreme happiness; 3. (in Roman Catholicism) to pronounce someone blessed and holy as an early step towards making that person a saint

Synonyms: bless, glorify, sanctify, exalt, acclaim

Antonyms: denigrade

Tips: Beatify is related to the perhaps more familiar adjective beatific, which means "extremely happy, blissful, or perfectly and heavenly content." Beatification is the noun which refers to a state of extreme happiness or the act of pronouncing someone as blessed and holy.

Usage Examples:

The hero said that helping others would beatify him much more than honors and public acknowledgement. (bless)

Upon her death, many called for the church to beatify Mother Theresa immediately. (exalt, glorify, move to canonize)

The Buddhist monks seem to be in a constant state of beatification, smiling warmly at everyone they meet. (extreme happiness) noun

Are you going to beatify us with your presence this Christmas? (bless, cause [us] happiness)

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