Be*at"i*fy (b&esl;*ăt"&ibreve;*fī), v.
t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified (-fīd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.] [L.
beatificare; beatus happy (fr. beare to bless, akin to
bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F. béatifier.
See Bounty.] 1. To pronounce or regard as
happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
The common conceits and phrases that beatify
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.