Definition of deify
1a : to make a god ofb : to take as an object of worship
2 : to glorify as of supreme worth
Examples of deify in a sentence
The people deified the emperor.
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
Definition of deify for English Language Learners
: to treat (someone or something) like a god or goddess
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