verb (used with object), de·i·fied, de·i·fy·ing.
Origin of deify
Examples from the Web for deified
And while Garcia had long been revered as the leader of the group, this was when, Weir says, fans “deified Jerry.”Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow|Emily Shire|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was the last of a deified generation of CBS News luminaries that included Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, and Ed Bradley.Emotional Memorial for ‘60 Minutes’ Legend Mike Wallace|Lloyd Grove|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Still, expectations are high, given that the series is based on a work by one of the most deified literary figures of our time.
We expected to be deified, and thus become the founders of a new mythology.
Even at much later periods woman shared equally with man in the highest priestly offices, and was deified after death.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
Generally speaking, it was the “vegetation spirit” existing throughout nature which was deified.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
She was deified and took the place of a goddess, apparently Nina, the prototype of Derceto.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
That evening the deified Augustus partook of his meats and drinks with particular joy.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
British Dictionary definitions for deified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for deify
Word Origin and History for deified
mid-14c., from Old French deifier (13c.), from Late Latin deificare, from deificus "making godlike," from Latin deus "god" (see Zeus) + -ficare, from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Deified; deifying.