Verb(1) consider as a god or godlike(2) exalt to the position of a God
(1) We have tried as hard as we can not to deify him, not to be too reverential and not to slip into easy sentiment.(2) Um, there have, I confess, been efforts to deify Mary.(3) We deify these people like they can do special, extraordinary things, and they can't.(4) I know that we glamorize and deify the best and the worst humanity has to offer.(5) By this time, the practice of using a contour map of India to deify Bharat Mata had already gained popularity.(6) Though outlawed and rarely performed, the act is deemed to deify the perpetrator, blessing her family for seven generations after her death.(7) But to deify Orwell, as many disciples were inclined to do, does him an injustice.(8) Others, even while expressing sympathy for her sufferings, find insufferable the attempt by some politicians to deify her.(9) Now, 20 years after his death, the people of that intense, teeming, vibrant place still hold him in a regard which borders on deification .(10) A feature of these temples is the hundreds of statues of cross-legged tirthankaras or deified Jain teachers.(11) The Ain-i-Akbari and the Akbarnama chronicled and deified the emperor's rule.(12) It is to his credit that he has long resisted deification and hero worship, indeed all the elaborate trappings of being a living symbol.(13) They said he was a child-killer and painted him like a criminal rather than deifying him as a hero fighting for their country.(14) During the Late Period his veneration extended to deification and he became a local god at Memphis where he was glorified for his skills as a physician and a healer.(15) The prophet Muhammad is not deified but is regarded as a human who was selected by God to spread the word to others through the Koran, Islam's holiest book.(16) Those events serve to undermine the inappropriate deification of these otherwise ordinary people.
1. worship ::
2. revere ::
3. venerate ::
4. reverence ::
5. hold sacred ::
6. immortalize ::
1. abase ::
2. degrade ::
3. demean ::
4. humble ::
5. humiliate ::
Different Formsdeifies, deify, deifying
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