Definition of divinize in English:


(British divinise)


[with object]
  • Make (someone) divine; deify.

    ‘this brush with death seems to have divinized her’
    • ‘Wink's project is to construct a ‘Christology from below,’ since he believes that the divinized Christ hinders human transformation.’
    • ‘It would be one in which no trace of divinity remained, either in the form of a divinized world or a divinized self.’
    • ‘And that which the icon represents or ‘makes present’ is divinized humanity - every icon necessarily contains a holy human face.’
    • ‘This ‘light’ is the divinized subjectivity of humanity, but it is the ‘prophet’ who correctly mediates this light.’
    • ‘Appreciating this re-enchants and divinizes the world.’
    • ‘The idea of being divinized, or Christed, is still a bit shocking to my Western Protestant ears, and yet it is a basic implication of the Christian gospel.’
    • ‘Though humans are ‘a little lower than angels,’ our destiny is to be divinized in Christ and raised above even the angels.’
    • ‘Eyes and ears are means through which God can divinize the human.’
    • ‘This is quite different from a view of theosis wherein the divine agent divinizes, transforms, the human agent!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Its fruit is the acquisition of the virtues, divinising love and the joy which cannot be severed from these.’
    • ‘Still, human transcendentality is imminently borne and fulfilled by this divinizing ‘self-communication of God’ in history.’
    • ‘How shall we accomplish this divinizing task in our preaching?’
    • ‘Only that which leads to the divinizing union of God and humankind is depicted, and only through methods that facilitate this divinization.’
    worship, revere, venerate, reverence, hold sacred, pay homage to, extol, exalt, adore
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Mid 17th century: from French diviniser, from divin ‘divine’.