deify

verb de·i·fy \ ˈdē-ə-ˌfī , ˈdā- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of deify

deified; deifying
transitive verb
1 a :to make a god of
b :to take as an object of worship
2 :to glorify as of supreme worth

Examples of deify in a Sentence

  1. The people deified the emperor.

  2. materialistic people who deify money

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Origin and Etymology of deify

Middle English, from Middle French deifier, from Late Latin deificare, from Latin deus god + -ficare -fy


DEIFY Defined for English Language Learners

deify

verb

Definition of deify for English Language Learners

  • : to treat (someone or something) like a god or goddess



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