from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make a god of; raise to the condition of a god.
- transitive v. To worship or revere as a god: deify a leader.
- transitive v. To idealize; exalt: deifying success.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a god of (something or someone).
- v. To treat as worthy of worship; to regard as a deity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize.
- transitive v. To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard.
- transitive v. To render godlike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; enroll among the gods.
- To regard as an object of worship; adore or worship as a deity.
- To make godlike; exalt spiritually.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider as a god or godlike
- v. exalt to the position of a God
Middle English deifien, from Old French deifier, from Late Latin deificāre, from deificus, deific; see deific.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French déifier, from Latin deificāre, from deus ("god"). (Wiktionary)