Can·on·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canonized p. pr. & vb. n. Canonizing.]
1. Eccl. To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
2. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
Fame in time to come canonize us. --Shak.
2. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.[R.]
adj : accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing [syn: canonised,