Pronunciation: (kan'u-nīz"),[key] —v.t.,-ized, -iz•ing. 1. Eccles.to place in the canon of saints.
2. to glorify.
3. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy. 4. to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy: They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel. 5. to sanction or approve authoritatively, esp. ecclesiastically.
6. Archaic.to deify. Also,esp. Brit.,can'on•ise".