apotheosis
[ uh-poth-ee-oh-sis ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; Greek via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apotheōsis, from apotheoun ‘make a god of’, from apo ‘from’ + theos ‘god’
Synonyms
    1.
  • epitome
  • pinnacle
  • culmination
  • peak
    2.
  • deification
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • nadir
Definition
1. the ideal example
2. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god
Examples
1. A) Beethoven's music is the apotheosis of the romantic classical genre. B) Her woodworking has become an apotheosis of craftsmanship.
2. A) By completing his twelve labors, Hercules achieved apotheosis and went to Olympus. B) Over time, her efforts led to her apotheosis in the eyes of her admirers.
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