deification


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de·i·fi·ca·tion

 (dē′ə-fĭ-kā′shən, dā′-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of deifying.
b. The condition of being deified.
2. One that embodies the qualities of a god.

deification

(ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌdeɪ-)
n
1. (Theology) the act or process of exalting to the position of a god
2. (Theology) the state or condition of being deified

de•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌdi ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deifying.
2. the state of being deified.
3. the result of deifying.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deification - the condition of being treated like a god
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.deification - an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists' deification of capital"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
3.deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)deification - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
worship - the activity of worshipping

deification

noun
1. worship, adoration, apotheosis, exaltation, glorification This book challenges the deification of Christ. veneration
2. hero-worship, glorification, adulation, idolization, elevation, exaltation the deification of rock stars
Translations

deification

[ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndeificación f

deification

[ˌdeɪɪfɪˈkeɪʃən ˌdiːɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n [person, thing] → déification f

deification

References in classic literature ?
A horrible fancy came into my head that Moreau, after animalising these men, had infected their dwarfed brains with a kind of deification of himself.
This preference of the genius to the parts is the secret of that deification of art, which is found in all superior minds.
Thus even love, which is the deification of persons, must become more impersonal every day.
The first commandment, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," was juxtaposed with vanity, the deification of one's own ego, as embodied in the works of Sylvie Fleury, Olaf Nicolai, and Tim Noble and Sue Webster.
In a remarkable summation, the newspaper's editorial listed current perils as "the obliteration of Christianity; the deification of sensuality; the proscription of property; the abjuration of all religion and morality; the repudiation of marriage, and as a necessary corollary the state adoption of children; universal license; and the wrecking of civilization and giving over of society to general plunder.
Using the metaphor of solar rays, Athanasius focused on Salvation, equated with man's deification thanks to the consubstantiality of the Holy Spirit, the incarnate Logos being divinely related to the Father: "All are named sons and gods both on earth and in heaven; He was not a man who later became God, but God who later became man to deify us"(Incarnation 54).
Jonny Wilkinson yesterday took one of the few steps he has left on the road to deification when he was named England captain by new coach Andy Robinson.
It lies somewhere between devotional and fully mystical writing, in that it uses the language of union, rapture, and deification, but does not analyse mystical experience itself.
For years, there was talk of Diana's deification - as though a grief-stricken public were elevating her to the status of saint, or even god.
Some call it the deification of nature: in an increasingly secular world we are seeing the weird emergence of 21st century paganism in which the environment and wildlife have become the new gods.
Maxwell clearly is out to educate again with ``Gods and Generals,'' but this time his history lesson lacks any kind of focus or mission aside from the deification of its main character, Confederate Gen.
He believes that the Southern states had the right to secede and he believes that the war's true legacy is the centralization of power in Washington and the deification of the "tyrant" Abraham Lincoln.