De"i*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deifying.] [F. d'eifier, LL. deificare, fr. L. deificus. See Deific, Deity, -fy.]
To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Caesar was deified.
To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money.
He did again to extol and deify the pope.
To render godlike.
By our own spirits are we deified.
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