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a·poth·e·o·sis

 (ə-pŏth′ē-ō′sĭs, ăp′ə-thē′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. a·poth·e·o·ses (-sēz′)
1. Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.
2. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: "tried to attribute Warhol's current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision" (Michiko Kakutani).
3. An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage.

[Late Latin apotheōsis, from Greek, from apotheoun, to deify : apo-, change; see apo- + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

apotheosis

(əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Theology) the elevation of a person to the rank of a god; deification
2. glorification of a person or thing
3. a glorified ideal
4. the best or greatest time or event: the apotheosis of De Niro's career.
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek: deification, from theos god]

a•poth•e•o•sis

(əˌpɒθ iˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæp əˈθi ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-siz, -ˌsiz)
1. the elevation of a person to the rank of a god.
2. the ideal example; epitome.
[1570–80; < Late Latin < Greek. See apo-, theo-, -osis]

apotheosis

any kind of honoring or glorification of a person. See also god and gods.
See also: Honors and Regalia
deification; the elevation of a person to godhood. See also honors and regalia.
See also: God and Gods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apotheosis - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
crackerjack, jimdandy, jimhickey - someone excellent of their kind; "he's a jimdandy of a soldier"
role model, model - someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
class act - someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdinger - someone of remarkable excellence; "a humdinger of a secretary"
2.apotheosis - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)apotheosis - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
worship - the activity of worshipping

apotheosis

noun deification, elevation, exaltation, glorification, idealization, idolization This was the time of the star's apotheosis.

apotheosis

noun
The act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised:
Translations

apotheosis

[əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsɪs] N (apotheoses (pl)) [əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsiːz]apoteosis f

apotheosis

[əˌpɒθiˈəʊsɪs] (formal) n
(= epitome) → quintessence f
the apotheosis of sth → l'exemple même de qch
(= high point) → apothéose f

apotheosis

nApotheose f (liter)(into zu)

apotheosis

[əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsɪs] n
a. apotheosis ofperfetto esempio di
b. (Art) → apoteosi f inv