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deify

[ dee-uh-fahy ]
/ 藞di 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), de路i路fied, de路i路fy路ing.
to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; personify as a deity: to deify a beloved king.
to adore or regard as a deity: to deify wealth.
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Origin of deify

1300鈥50; Middle English deifien<Old French deifier<Late Latin deific膩re.See deification, -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for deify

deify
/ (藞di藧瑟藢fa瑟, 藞de瑟瑟-) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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

Derived forms of deify

deifier, noun

Word Origin for deify

C14: from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deific膩re, from Latin deus god + facere to make
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