Be*at"i*fy(b*t"*f), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified (b*t"*fd); p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F. batifier. See Bounty.] 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."
(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.
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