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deify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deify  \De"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deified};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Deifying}.]  [F.  d['e]ifier,  LL  deificare  fr  L.  deificus 
  See  {Deific},  {Deity},  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  god  of  to  exalt  to  the  rank  of  a  deity;  to 
  enroll  among  the  deities;  to  apotheosize;  as  Julius 
  C[ae]sar  was  deified. 
 
  2.  To  praise  or  revere  as  a  deity;  to  treat  as  an  object  of 
  supreme  regard;  as  to  deify  money. 
 
  He  did  again  so  extol  and  deify  the  pope.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  render  godlike. 
 
  By  our  own  spirits  are  we  deified.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deify 
  v  :  consider  as  a  god  or  god-like 




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