deify

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verb de·i·fy \ˈdē-ə-ˌfī, ˈdā-\

Definition of deify

deified

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deifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to make a god ofb :  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 Medieval 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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