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 for deification
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deification \De`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [LL. deificare to deify: cf.
     F. d['e]ification. See Deify.]
     The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis;
     excessive praise.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  deification
      n 1: the condition of being treated like a god
      2: an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists'
         deification of capital"
      3: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn:
         deification, exaltation, apotheosis]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "deification":
     accolade, admiration, adoration, adulation, aggrandizement,
     apotheosis, appreciation, approbation, approval, ascent,
     assumption, awe, beatification, bepraisement, breathless adoration,
     canonization, congratulation, consideration, courtesy, deference,
     dignification, duty, elevation, eloge, encomium, ennoblement,
     enshrinement, enthronement, erection, escalation, esteem,
     estimation, eulogium, eulogy, exaggerated respect, exaltation,
     excessive praise, favor, fetishization, flattery, glorification,
     glory, great respect, height, hero worship, high regard, homage,
     hommage, honor, idolatry, idolization, idolizing, immortalization,
     kudos, laud, laudation, lifting, lionizing, magnification,
     meed of praise, overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, prestige,
     raising, rearing, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard,
     sainting, sanctification, sursum corda, tribute, upbuoying, upcast,
     upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust,
     veneration, worship
  
  

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