Apotheosis definition

ə-pŏthē-ōsĭs, ăpə-thēə-sĭs
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The act of raising a person to the status of a god; deification.
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Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification.
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Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.
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An exalted or glorified example.

Their leader was the apotheosis of courage.

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A glorified ideal.
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Apotheosis is defined as an archetype or perfect example of something.

An example of an apotheosis is when a song epitomizes how you feel.

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The definition of an apotheosis is a promotion of someone to the level of a deity.

An example of an apotheosis is a cult leader.

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The glorification of a person or thing.
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The fact or action of becoming or making into a god; deification.
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Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone or something with extraordinary power or status.

The turn of the century saw the apotheosis of digital technology.

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A glorified example or ideal; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief).
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The best moment or highest point in the development of something, for example of a life or career; the apex, culmination, or climax (of a development).

The apotheosis of her career was her appointment as chairman.

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Loosely, release from earthly life, ascension to heaven; death.
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(psychology) The latent entity that mediates between a person's psyche and their thoughts. The id, ego and superego in Freudian Psychology are examples of this.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
apotheosis
Plural:
apotheoses

Origin of apotheosis

  • Late Latin apotheōsis from Greek from apotheoun to deify apo- change apo– theos god dhēs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀποθέωσις (apotheōsis), from verb ἀποθεόω (apotheoō, “deify”) (factitive verb formed from θεός (theos, “God”) with intensive prefix ἀπο- (apo-)).

    From Wiktionary