Defy (verb) – Openly resist or refuse to obey/ appear to be challenging (someone) to do or prove something.
Synonyms: Disobey, Refuse to obey, Go against, Rebel against, Flout, Fly in the face of.
Example: Each time he defied his father, he was given a beating.
Deify (verb) – Worship or regard as a god.
Synonyms: Worship, Revere, Venerate, Reverence, Hold Sacred.
Example: The people of the kingdom deified the emperor.