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de·i·fy  (d-f, d-)
tr.v. dei·fied, dei·fy·ing, dei·fies
1. To make a god of; raise to the condition of a god.
2. To worship or revere as a god: deify a leader.
3. To idealize; exalt: deifying success.

[Middle English deifien, from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificre, from deificus, deific; see deific.]

dei·fier n.

deify  /difa/  v.frml. [T] -fied, -fying, -fies to make into a god: The Roman Senate deified Emperors after death. -n. [U] deification /difken/. deify

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