deify

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Etymology[edit]

From French déifier, from Latin deificāre, from deus (god).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪɪfaɪ/, /ˈdiːɪfaɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.ə.faɪ/, /ˈdeɪ.ə.faɪ/
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deify (third-person singular simple present deifies, present participle deifying, simple past and past participle deified)

  1. (transitive) To make a god of (something or someone).
  2. (transitive) To treat as worthy of worship; to regard as a deity.

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