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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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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