apotheosis definition

  • noun:
    • Exaltation to divine ranking or stature; deification.
    • Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: "Many observers have attempted to attribute Warhol's existing apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision” ( Michiko Kakutani).
    • An exalted or glorified instance: Their particular frontrunner was the apotheosis of nerve.
    • the very fact or action to become or making into a god; deification.
    • Glorification, exaltation; crediting somebody with extraordinary energy or status.
    • A glorified instance or perfect; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief).
    • a moment or greatest part of the development of some thing, for instance of a life or job; the apex, culmination, or orgasm (of a development).
    • Loosely, launch from earthly life, ascension to paradise; death.
    • The latent entity that mediates between a person's psyche and their particular thoughts. The id, pride and superego in Freudian mindset are examples of this.
    • Deification; consecration; particularly, under the Roman kingdom, the formal attribution of divine honors to a deceased emperor or other person in the imperial family members.
    • . Figuratively, excessive honor paid to virtually any great or distinguished individual; the ascription of extraordinary virtues or superhuman characteristics to a human being.
    • The personification and excessive exaltation of a virtue, a sentiment, or a concept.
    • type of superiority or brilliance of a sort; one having no equal
    • the level of someone (regarding the condition of a god)
  • noun-plural:
    • The work of elevating a mortal into rank of, and placing him among, “the gods;” deification.
    • Glorification; exaltation.

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