Definitions

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  • v. To make divine; to make godlike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To invest with a divine character; to deify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deify; render divine; regard as divine. Also divinise.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Very little in the new grant of power or authority to the Fed takes account of the idea that, for example, a Fed that is supposed to supervise, scrutinize, divinize, and so on, in all these new ways will not the same Fed, the stable ideal of which we relied upon in giving it all these new functions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Is Financial Regulation Overhaul Stumbling? And Can the Fed Remain ‘the Fed’ After the Overhaul?

  • You want to divinize the entire creation, to taste its bliss nature.

    Tantric philosophy

  • These chosen souls, He inundates with celestial gifts, -- revealing glimpses of His glory and beauty, transforming them into Himself, so as in a manner to divinize them, and even sometimes imparting visible external marks of their sublime spiritual exaltation.

    The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation

  • The tendency to divinize the totem is at least as much dependent on the positive sense of unity with it, as on the negative scruples which limit the relation in each particular case.

    Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

  • Is it necessary to point out the folly as well as the crime of this delusion -- the ludicrous inconsequence of men who divinize humanity yet revile what they call "society"?

    Secret Societies And Subversive Movements

  • Peoples, whose ignorance of the physical laws of nature has not been compensated by revealed teaching, have invariably personalized the forces of nature, and, feeling that their welfare depended on the beneficent exercise of these powers, have come to divinize them.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Our existence is a vertical lifeline thrown down into dead matter in order to divinize and redeem it.

    One Cʘsmos

  • The Bible thus holds off all the attempts of human beings to divinize or render ultimate some worldly reality.

    The Register's Daily Blog

  • What could an earthly power, so in love with power as to divinize it in the person of its emperor, do with such dangerous powerlessness but capture and destroy it?

    Inhabitatio Dei

  • He had to divinize and conquer the corrupt flesh that was passed on to Him.

    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism

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