deification deification  /ˌdi ə fə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the condition of being treated like a god
  2. (n) an embodiment of the qualities of a god
  3. (n) the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From deification to demonization, and every stage in between, attitudes toward cats have been confused, variable, peculiar, consuming, jittery and, ultimately, baffling.
  2. No you're missing my point, which is that the celebrity culture leads to the deification of celebrities' boneheaded opinions solely because of their physical beauty.
  3. Mormons also believe that men, in a process known as deification, may become God-like.

News

  • Film Review: The Internship

    The Internship | C   There is a significant distinction between product placement and product deification, a line effectively smudged by this predictable but effervescent buddy comedy about a pair of 40-something digital economy causalities, who attempt to reinvent themselves as Google interns. Having lost their gigs as watch salesmen because, well, people now just check the time on their cell ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Metro Times

Quotes

  1. "I thought this would lead to deification. So I appealed to the trustees to immerse the ashes," Tushar said.
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Tushar Gandhi Source: Khabrein.info

  2. In his widely acclaimed biography of Hitler, historian Sir Ian Kershaw writes that by 1936, Hitler's "narcissistic self-glorification had swollen immeasurably under the impact of the near-deification projected upon him by his followers. By this time...
    on Nov 28, 2006 By: Ian Kershaw Source: Vision Insights and New Horizons

  3. "It was inevitable that the period of 'Yes We Can!' deification would come to an end," Brooks says. "It was not inevitable that Obama would now look so vulnerable."
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: David Brooks Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

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