Definition of deify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deify

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdiəˌfaɪ//
 
, NAmE//ˈdeɪəˌfaɪ//
 
deify somebody(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deify
 
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he / she / it deifies
 
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past simple deified
 
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-ing form deifying
 
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to treat or worship someone as a god
deification
 
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NAmE//ˌdiəfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌdeɪəfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the deification of medieval kings
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