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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.
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.
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
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|Noun||1.||apotheosis - model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal|
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)|
worship - the activity of worshipping
apotheosis[əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsɪs] N (apotheoses (pl)) [əˌpɒθɪˈəʊsiːz] → apoteosis f
n → Apotheose f (liter) → (into zu)