Definition of divinize in English:

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divinize

Pronunciation: /ˈdivəˌnīz/

verb

[with object]
Make (someone) divine; deify: this brush with death seems to have divinized her
More example sentences
  • We are divinized, given nothing other than God's own life in the crucified one, a paradox we must remain in rather than reject or attempt to resolve.
  • The prophetic critique of primal Canaanite religion had the effect of desacralizing nature and divinizing morality.
  • Appreciating this re-enchants and divinizes the world.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French diviniser, from divin 'divine'.

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Syllabification: div·i·nize

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