divinize

divinization, n.
/div"euh nuyz'/, v.t., divinized, divinizing.
to make divine; deify.
Also, esp. Brit., divinise.
[1650-60; DIVINE + -IZE; cf. F diviniser]

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  • Divinize — Div i*nize, v. t. To invest with a divine character; to deify. [R.] M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] Man had divinized all those objects of awe. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divinize — (Amer.) div·i·nize || dɪvɪnaɪz v. deify; make divine (also divinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • divinize — verb To make divine; to make godlike. Syn: deify …   Wiktionary

  • divinize — or divinise dɪvɪnʌɪz verb make divine; deify …   English new terms dictionary

  • divinize — div·i·nize …   English syllables

  • divinize — ˈdivəˌnīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: French diviniser, from divin divine + iser ize more at divine : to deify or clothe with a divine character : exalt, glorify the romantic poets divinized nature …   Useful english dictionary

  • divinized — divinize (Amer.) div·i·nize || dɪvɪnaɪz v. deify; make divine (also divinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • divinizes — divinize (Amer.) div·i·nize || dɪvɪnaɪz v. deify; make divine (also divinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • divinizing — divinize (Amer.) div·i·nize || dɪvɪnaɪz v. deify; make divine (also divinise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • diviniser — [ divinize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1580; de divin 1 ♦ Attribuer l essence, la nature divine à; mettre au rang des dieux. ⇒ déifier. P. p. adj. « C était un homme divinisé, un héros » (Fustel de Coulanges). ♢ Par ext. Revêtir d un caractère …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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