Pronunciation: (dē'u-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make a god of; exalt to the rank of a deity; personify as a deity: to deify a beloved king.
2. to adore or regard as a deity: to deify wealth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.