To do so is to deify a celebrity for being what we need them to be, while willfully ignoring who they really are.
Omitting further details, it is enough to say that Italy has elected to ignore Gozzi and to deify Goldoni.
The nincompoop can always be counted on to deify the commonplace.
It takes a thoroughly selfish age, like our own, to deify self-sacrifice.
It did not conquer, but I may not deify that it restrained my ardour.
Every one was prepared to deify him, and he received this homage with pleasure.
There are men even now who would outrage virtue, and deify the crime.
The latter wished to deify Alexander; but Timaeus exalts Timoleon above the most venerable gods.
His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.
It may be a bad thing in sociology that men should deify domesticity in girls as something dainty and magical; but all men do.