HyperDic: deify

English > 2 senses of the word deify:
VERBcognitiondeifyconsider as a god or godlike
changedeifyexalt to the position of a God
deify > pronunciation
Soundsdiy'ahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > deify: 2 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningConsider as a god or godlike.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"These young men deify financial success"
Narrowerapotheosize, apotheosise, apotheosedeify or glorify
Broaderidealize, idealiseConsider or render as ideal
Spanishdeificar, endiosar
Catalandeïficar
Nounsdeificationthe elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
deificationan embodiment of the qualities of a god
deificationthe condition of being treated like a god
deityany supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
English > deify: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningexalt to the position of a God.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
BroaderexaltRaise in rank, character, or status
Nounsdeificationthe elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

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