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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Past participle: deified
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|Verb||1.||deify - consider as a god or godlike; "These young men deify financial success"|
|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"
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1. worship, adore, revere, respect, honour, glorify, exalt, pray to, venerate, adulate, apotheosize Apollo's son Asclepius was deified as the god of medicine.
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deify[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] VT → deificar
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deify[ˈdeɪɪfaɪ ˈdiːɪfaɪ] vt
to be deified → être déifié(e)
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vt → vergöttern
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deify[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] vt (frm) → divinizzare
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