- de·i·fi·er, noun
- half-de·i·fied, adjective
- hy·per·de·i·fy, verb (used with object), hy·per·de·i·fied, hy·per·de·i·fy·ing.
- self-de·i·fy·ing, adjective
- un·de·i·fied, adjective
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How to use deify in a sentence
A lot of us are so quick to deify Anthony Fauci, to condemn anyone still wearing a mask, to dismiss other people’s choices as inherently harmful, stupid, and, well, evil.The feud between a weed influencer and scientist over puking stoners | Amanda Chicago Lewis | July 20, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
A movie that deified him AND gave me wacky cartoons was always going to win over my pea-sized brain.Debating How Space Jam: A New Legacy Stacks Up Against the Original | Cady Lang | July 19, 2021 | Time
To do so is to deify a celebrity for being what we need them to be, while willfully ignoring who they really are.
This on a continent where most people nearly deify the Clintons, and almost all American presidents.
The latter wished to deify Alexander; but Timaeus exalts Timoleon above the most venerable gods.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
Not satisfied with three Gods, they must canonize and deify men and make saints and demi-gods.Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? | John B. Remsburg
It is a ghastly thing to study these religions, and to see what dark and revolting qualities ignorance can deify.The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis
It is not clear, then, how they can 'deify' classes of things, if they have no notion of deity.Social Origins and Primal Law | Andrew Lang
His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.Tablets | Amos Bronson Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for deify
to exalt to the position of a god or personify as a god
to accord divine honour or worship to
to exalt in an extreme way; idealize
- deifier, noun
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