Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb canonize

2 senses of canonize

Sense 1
canonize, canonise, saint -- (declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 2
canonize, canonise -- (treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women")
       => laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim -- (praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking")

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