verb (used with object), de·i·fied, de·i·fy·ing.
Origin of deify
Examples from the Web for deify
To do so is to deify a celebrity for being what we need them to be, while willfully ignoring who they really are.
Load him with honors, deify him more and more, so that he may lift his eyes to heaven, and turn them away from earth forever.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
Let us leave weak mortals to crawl from error to error, and deify to-day what they will condemn to-morrow.A Dialogue in Hades|James Johnstone, chevalier de Johnstone
It is not worth while to deify him, or to speak with extravagant reverence, as if he had neither faults nor limitations.Benjamin Franklin|John Torrey Morse, Jr.
It may be a bad thing in sociology that men should deify domesticity in girls as something dainty and magical; but all men do.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Those who deify him for consenting to bargain with the savages cannot forgive him for consenting to bargain with the Stuarts.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for deify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for deify
Word Origin and History for deify
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.