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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 be·at·i·fy /biˈætəˌfaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·at·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.]
 1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
    The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.   --Barrow.
 2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment. Beatified spirits.”
 3. R. C. Ch. To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of “the blessed,” and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is
           obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at
           the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated
           by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, inebriate,
            thrill, exalt]
      2: make blessedly happy
      3: declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of
         achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be
         beatified by the Vatican"
      [also: beatified]