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deify

de·i·fy

deify

 
pronunciation:
deI ih faI [or] di ih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deified, deifies, deifying
definition 1: to raise to the rank of a god; consider to be a god.
Some ancient tribes deified their kings.
similar words:
exalt, idolize
definition 2: to worship, adore, glorify, or idealize as one might a god.
Some business people deify money.
similar words:
exalt, idolize
derivation: deifier (n.)