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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.
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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
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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.
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deify


Past participle: deified
Gerund: deifying

Imperative
deify
deify
Present
I deify
you deify
he/she/it deifies
we deify
you deify
they deify
Preterite
I deified
you deified
he/she/it deified
we deified
you deified
they deified
Present Continuous
I am deifying
you are deifying
he/she/it is deifying
we are deifying
you are deifying
they are deifying
Present Perfect
I have deified
you have deified
he/she/it has deified
we have deified
you have deified
they have deified
Past Continuous
I was deifying
you were deifying
he/she/it was deifying
we were deifying
you were deifying
they were deifying
Past Perfect
I had deified
you had deified
he/she/it had deified
we had deified
you had deified
they had deified
Future
I will deify
you will deify
he/she/it will deify
we will deify
you will deify
they will deify
Future Perfect
I will have deified
you will have deified
he/she/it will have deified
we will have deified
you will have deified
they will have deified
Future Continuous
I will be deifying
you will be deifying
he/she/it will be deifying
we will be deifying
you will be deifying
they will be deifying
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
you will have been deifying
they will have been deifying
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
they had been deifying
Conditional
I would deify
you would deify
he/she/it would deify
we would deify
you would deify
they would deify
Past Conditional
I would have deified
you would have deified
he/she/it would have deified
we would have deified
you would have deified
they 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"
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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.
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Translations

deify

[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] VTdeificar
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deify

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

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deify

[ˈdiːɪfaɪ] vt (frm) → divinizzare
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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.