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Beatifying Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Beatify \Be*at"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F. b['e]atifier. 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.'' --Dryden.
  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.
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