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deify

verb

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1 to love or admire too much
  • materialistic people who deify money

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2 to offer honor or respect to (someone) as a divine power
  • some ancient pagans deified such objects of nature as trees and rivers

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3 to assign a high status or value to
  • the sense of entitlement felt by athletes who have been deified all their lives

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The first known use of deify was in the 14th century

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“Deify.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deify. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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