Your pleasure will be my death, and then you'll canonise me perhaps?
The pope must canonise some better saints for us, for all we have now are worn out.
Yet for some reason the Church, for which he did so much, has never seen fit to canonise this great Pope.
It was even proposed that the Pope should canonise Plato as a saint.
Formerly we used to canonise our great men; nowadays we vulgarise them.
They will not call the fraudulent the fortunate, nor canonise him as successful, who has gotten his wealth by underhand means.
late 14c., "to place in the canon or calendar of saints," from Old French cannonisier and directly from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon "church rule" (see canon (n.1)). Related: Canonized; cannonizing.