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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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And this reminds me that had the great Sperm Whale been known to the young Orient World, he would have been deified by their child-magian thoughts.
Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls deified among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.
In common with nearly all races of Barsoom he clung, more or less inherently, to a certain exalted form of ancestor worship, though it was rather the memory or legends of the virtues and heroic deeds of his forebears that he deified rather than themselves.
The author of "Zarathustra" never lost sight of that egregious example of a transvaluation of all values through Christianity, whereby the whole of the deified mode of life and thought of the Greeks, as well as strong Romedom, was almost annihilated or transvalued in a comparatively short time.
Master Changchun, or Qiu Chuji, was an advisor to the Mongolian conquerer who became deified as a Taoist Immortal.
Iron-fist application of equality in this world of ideal materialism, examined in the prism of Communist experience, however, exposes the supremacy of deified mortals, a politburo, party officials, etc.
But the manager who tolerates this from any but football's deified sends a signal about his own vulnerability.
The minister said in the world of social media, the speed was number one, because they deified their speed to subordinate the accuracy.
It is also our token of open appreciation of the Nigerian Military for their courageous demystification of the formerly deified Boko Haram insurgents.'
Josh Windass v Scott Brown The much-maligned against the deified. Windass has fought hard to win over a sceptical support but he faces a big challenge trying to deny Hoops skipper Brown the run of the game he's enjoyed at Ibrox recently.
In the course of the trailer, the image of Goddess Durga is shown as a metaphor for every woman who is, in the words of the director, deified and objectified at the same time.
In his most recent book, The Market as God, Harvey Cox argues that the market economy has become deified in our contemporary world.