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synonyms for deify

  • idealize
  • adore
  • consecrate
  • ennoble
  • enthrone
  • exalt
  • extol
  • idolize
  • immortalize
  • venerate
  • worship
  • apostheosize
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antonyms for deify

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  • condemn
  • criticize
  • despise
  • hate
  • degrade
  • dishonor
  • lower
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How to use deify in a sentence

A lot of us are so quick to deify Anthony Fauci, to condemn anyone still wearing a mask, to dismiss other people’s choices as inherently harmful, stupid, and, well, evil.
THE FEUD BETWEEN A WEED INFLUENCER AND SCIENTIST OVER PUKING STONERSAMANDA CHICAGO LEWISJULY 20, 2022MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A movie that deified him AND gave me wacky cartoons was always going to win over my pea-sized brain.
DEBATING HOW SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY STACKS UP AGAINST THE ORIGINALCADY LANGJULY 19, 2021TIME
The latter wished to deify Alexander; but Timaeus exalts Timoleon above the most venerable gods.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
Not satisfied with three Gods, they must canonize and deify men and make saints and demi-gods.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
It is a ghastly thing to study these religions, and to see what dark and revolting qualities ignorance can deify.
THE SPANISH PIONEERSCHARLES F. LUMMIS
It is not clear, then, how they can 'deify' classes of things, if they have no notion of deity.
SOCIAL ORIGINS AND PRIMAL LAWANDREW LANG
His choices free or fetter, elevate or debase, deify or demonize his humanity.
TABLETSAMOS BRONSON ALCOTT
Men always consider women unjust to them, when they fail to deify their weaknesses.
REVIEWSOSCAR WILDE
Let us leave weak mortals to crawl from error to error, and deify to-day what they will condemn to-morrow.
A DIALOGUE IN HADESJAMES JOHNSTONE, CHEVALIER DE JOHNSTONE
To imprison Illowski meant danger; to kill him would deify him, for in the blood of martyrs blossom the seeds of mighty religions.
MELOMANIACSJAMES HUNEKER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEIFY

  • aggrandize
  • apotheose
  • deify
  • dignify
  • elevate
  • ennoble
  • glorify
  • idealize
  • idolize
  • laud
  • put on a pedestal
  • worship
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.