[ div-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈdɪv əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), div·i·nized, div·i·niz·ing.

to make divine; deify.
Also especially British, div·i·nise.

Origin of divinize

1650–60; divine + -ize; compare French diviniser

Related forms

div·i·ni·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for divinize

  • 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 .

British Dictionary definitions for divinize



/ (ˈdɪvɪˌnaɪz) /


(tr) to make divine; deify

Derived Forms

divinization or divinisation, noun
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