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Meaning of DEIFY

Pronunciation:  'deeu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  exalt to the position of a God; "the people deified their King"
  2. [v]  consider as a god or god-like; "These young men deify financial success"
 

DEIFY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: apotheose, apotheosise, apotheosize, exalt, idealise, idealize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deified}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Deifying}.] [F. d['e]ifier, LL. deificare, fr. L. deificus.
See {Deific}, {Deity}, {-fy}.]
1. To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to
   enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius
   C[ae]sar was deified.

2. To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of
   supreme regard; as, to deify money.

         He did again so extol and deify the pope. --Bacon.

3. To render godlike.

         By our own spirits are we deified.    --Wordsworth.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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