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. [1913 Webster]

2. To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money. [1913 Webster]

He did again so extol and deify the pope. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To render godlike. [1913 Webster]

By our own spirits are we deified. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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