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

 can·on·ize /ˈkænəˌnaɪz/
 (vt.)封…死者為聖徒,使加入聖徒之列,褒揚

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 canonize
      v 1: in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a
           saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle,
           the priest was canonized" [syn: canonise, saint]
      2: treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women" [syn: canonise]
      3: add in the canon or calendar of the saints; "He was
         canonized not long after his death" [syn: canonise]