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deifying

adjective

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reflecting great admiration or devotion
  • the deifying descriptions of military heroes that are often published in wartime

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deifying

verb
present participle of deify

Synonyms & Antonyms of deifying (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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