stellify

transitive verb
stel·​li·​fy | \ ˈsteləˌfī \
-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of stellify

: to turn into or as if into a star : place among the stars : glorify therefore deserves to be stellified by British astronomers— John Ruskin

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History and Etymology for stellify

Middle English stellifien, from Middle French stellifier, from Medieval Latin stellificare, from Latin stella star + -ificare -ify

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“Stellify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stellify. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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