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Definition of "deify" [de•i•fy]

  • To make a god of; raise to the condition of a god. (verb-transitive)
  • To worship or revere as a god: deify a leader. (verb-transitive)
  • To idealize; exalt: deifying success. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deify" in a sentence
  • "The story that accompanied the cover shoot did not "deify" the Palins or their choices, nor did it push any sort of policy."
  • "(changed "deify" to "lionize". not sure atheists are into deifying) '' 'Liberal denial' '' is the tendency of [[liberals]] to conceal, deny or censor the truth for ideological reasons."
  • "There is a clear determination to deify these former prisoners."