Apotheosis (noun)

  1. The highest point in the development of something; the culmination or climax.
  2. The elevation of someone to divine status.


Late 16th century: via latin from greek apotheĊsis, from apotheoun "make a god", from apo- "away from" + theos "god".


  1. The novel"s final chapter is the apotheosis of the author"s themes.
  2. The symphony"s last movement is the apotheosis of the composer"s style.
  3. The battle was the apotheosis of the war.
  4. The emperor's deification was the apotheosis of his rule.
  5. The statue of the pharaoh was an apotheosis of his power.
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