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[div-uh-nahyz] /ˈdɪv əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), divinized, divinizing.
to make divine; deify.
Also, especially British, divinise.
Origin of divinize
1650-60; divine + -ize; compare French diviniser
Related forms
divinization, noun Unabridged
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  • Their religion is, as it were, a last attempt to divinize all that constitutes humanity in men.

    God and the State Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
  • As to the tendency to divinize these totems, this arises no doubt partly out of question .

    Pagan & Christian Creeds Edward Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for divinize


(transitive) to make divine; deify
Derived Forms
divinization, divinisation, noun
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