To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
To declare (a deceased person) to be a saint and entitled to be fully honored as such; to include in the biblical canon; to treat as sacred CRYPT, hidden, occult CRYPH
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"
treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"
add in the canon or calendar of the saints; "He was canonized not long after his death"
To declare a person as a saint worthy of veneration by the Church. Canonization requires proof that the holy person was either a martyr of the Church or has performed two miracles.