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 (dē′ə-fī′, dā′-)
tr.v. dei·fied, dei·fy·ing, dei·fies
1. To make a god of; raise to the condition of a god.
2. To worship or revere as a god: deify a leader.
3. To idealize; exalt: deifying success.

[Middle English deifien, from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificāre, from deificus, deific; see deific.]

de′i·fi′er n.
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Rosa Luxemburg en agissant en penseur critique, refusant de deifier Marx, fit un apport exceptionnel a la pensee marxiste.
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