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Definition of deify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deify
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it deifies
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪz//
 
past simple deified
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪd//
 
past participle deified
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form deifying
BrE BrE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈdiːɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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deify somebody (formal) to treat or worship somebody as a god Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘make godlike in character’): from Old French deifier, from ecclesiastical Latin deificare, from deus ‘god’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deify