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English adjective: divine

1. divine emanating from God


SamplesDivine judgment.
Divine guidance.
Everything is black or white...satanic or godly.


Synonymsgodly


Similarheavenly


Antonymsearthly

2. divine resulting from divine providence


SamplesProvidential care.
A providential visitation.


Synonymsprovidential


Similarheavenly


Antonymsearthly

3. divine being or having the nature of a god


SamplesThe custom of killing the divine king upon any serious failure of his...powers.
The divine will.
The divine capacity for love.
'Tis wise to learn; 'tis God-like to create.


Synonymsgodlike


Similarheavenly


Antonymsearthly

4. divine devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity


SamplesDivine worship.
Divine liturgy.


Similarsacred


Antonymsprofane, secular

5. divine appropriate to or befitting a god


SamplesThe divine strength of Achilles.
A man of godlike sagacity.
Man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers.


Synonymsgodlike


Similarsuperhuman


Antonymssubhuman

6. divine being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods


SamplesHer pies were simply divine.
The divine Shakespeare.
An elysian meal.
An inspired performance.


Synonymselysian, inspired


Similarglorious


Antonymsinglorious


English noun: Divine

1. Divine (person) terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God


SynonymsAlmighty, Creator, God Almighty, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker


Narrower (hyponym)Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity, hypostasis, hypostasis of Christ, Sacred Trinity, Trinity


Instance hypernymGod, Supreme Being

2. divine (person) a clergyman or other person in religious orders


Synonymschurchman, cleric, ecclesiastic


Broader (hypernym)clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend


Narrower (hyponym)ordainer, pardoner, pluralist


Instance hyponyma Kempis, Bruno, Saint Bruno, St. Bruno, Thomas a Kempis


English verb: divine

1. divine (perception) perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)chiromance

2. divine (contact) search by divining, as if with a rod


SamplesHe claimed he could divine underground water.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek


Narrower (hyponym)dowse









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