The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.
A status given to an emperor after his death. This raised his standing to the status of a god
Early in Christian theology this term was used to express a profoundly revolutionary idea which was then called, theosis. The early teachers of the faith said that God had become human in order that humans might be deified, that is, transformed into the divine, or made like God. This was more than simply "looking like" God. It meant ontological change, possession of the very life and nature of God.
the condition of being treated like a god
an embodiment of the qualities of a god; "the capitalists' deification of capital"
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
also known as theosis: God incarnated himself as the Son of Man, so that men might become sons of God.
The grace of God through which believers grow to become like Him and enjoy intimate communion with the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit (see article, "Deification," at 2 Pet. 1; 2 Cor. 3:18; 5:17; 2 Pet. 1:2-4).