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deify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeifyde‧i‧fy /ˈdiːəfaɪ, ˈdeɪ-/ verb (deified, deifying, deifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 ADMIREto treat someone or something with extreme respect and admirationdeification /ˌdiːəfəˈkeɪʃən, ˌdeɪ-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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deifyIt would not do to deify a rebel against Rome.But Albert Einstein has been deified by the scientific community and society at large.If they ruled well, emperors were deified - consigned to the place where the gods lived.He was deified in the Middle Kingdom and a shrine for his cult was build on Elephantine Island.But because both systems deify one aspect of reality they produce problems which are insoluble within their own terms of reference.Again we have seen only too clearly in some other countries what can happen if you personify and almost deify the State.There was already by now a political and religious system, whose primitive beliefs deified the various forces of nature.Nothing could have been more natural than to deify this powerful and benevolent force.
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Verb table
deify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydeify
he, she, itdeifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deified
he, she, ithas deified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam deifying
he, she, itis deifying
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you, we, theyare deifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas deifying
you, we, theywere deifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been deifying
he, she, ithas been deifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been deifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be deifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been deifying
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