Deify

Definition of Deify

De´i`fy
v. t.1.To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Cæsar was deified.
[imp. & p. p. Deified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Deifying.]
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.

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