deify

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verb de·i·fy \ˈdē-ə-ˌfī, ˈdā-\

Definition of deify

deified

deifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a god of b :  to take as an object of worship

  3. 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>

Origin and Etymology of deify

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


First Known Use: 14th century


DEIFY Defined for English Language Learners

deify

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verb de·i·fy \ˈdē-ə-ˌfī, ˈdā-\

Definition of deify for English Language Learners

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



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