[ dee-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈdi əˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), de·i·fied, de·i·fy·ing.
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Origin of deify
de·i·fi·er, nounhalf-de·i·fied, adjectivehy·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
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British Dictionary definitions for self-deifying
/ (ˈdiːɪˌfaɪ, ˈdeɪɪ-) /
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 Formsdeifier, noun
Word Origin for deify
C14: from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificāre, from Latin deus god + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for self-deifying
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.
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