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de·i·fy

 (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.

deify

(ˈdiːɪˌfaɪ; ˈdeɪɪ-)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Theology) to exalt to the position of a god or personify as a god
2. (Theology) to accord divine honour or worship to
3. to exalt in an extreme way; idealize
[C14: from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificāre, from Latin deus god + facere to make]
ˈdeiˌfier n

de•i•fy

(ˈdi əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity.
2. to exalt as an object of worship: to deify wealth.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French deifier < Late Latin deificāre, derivative of deificus making divine = Latin dei-, comb. form of deus god + -ficus -fic]
de′i•fi`er, n.

deify


Past participle: deified
Gerund: deifying

Imperative
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Present
I deify
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we deify
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Preterite
I deified
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we deified
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Present Continuous
I am deifying
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we are deifying
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Present Perfect
I have deified
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Past Continuous
I was deifying
you were deifying
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we were deifying
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Past Perfect
I had deified
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we had deified
you had deified
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Future
I will deify
you will deify
he/she/it will deify
we will deify
you will deify
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Future Perfect
I will have deified
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Future Continuous
I will be deifying
you will be deifying
he/she/it will be deifying
we will be deifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deifying
you have been deifying
he/she/it has been deifying
we have been deifying
you have been deifying
they have been deifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deifying
you will have been deifying
he/she/it will have been deifying
we will have been deifying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deifying
you had been deifying
he/she/it had been deifying
we had been deifying
you had been deifying
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Conditional
I would deify
you would deify
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we would deify
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Past Conditional
I would have deified
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we would have deified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deify - consider as a god or godlike; "These young men deify financial success"
idealise, idealize - consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"
apotheose, apotheosise, apotheosize - deify or glorify
2.deify - exalt to the position of a God; "the people deified their King"
exalt - raise in rank, character, or status; "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser"

deify

verb
1. worship, adore, revere, respect, honour, glorify, exalt, pray to, venerate, adulate, apotheosize Apollo's son Asclepius was deified as the god of medicine.
2. idolize, elevate, glorify, exalt, extol, idealize, venerate, enthrone, immortalize Stalin was to some extent deified during his lifetime.
Translations

deify

[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] VTdeificar

deify

[ˈdeɪɪfaɪ ˈdiːɪfaɪ] vt
to be deified → être déifié(e)

deify

deify

[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] vt (frm) → divinizzare
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