Meaning of “apotheosis” in the English Dictionary


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apotheosisnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /əˌpɒθ.iˈəʊ.sɪs/ us /əˌpɑː.θiˈoʊ.sɪs/ plural apotheoses uk /-siːz/ us formal

the best or most extreme example of something:

Most people agree that her acting career achieved its apotheosis in this movie.
Bad taste in clothes reached its apotheosis in the 1970s.
the apotheosis of sb

the act of making someone into a god:

the apotheosis of the Emperor Trajan

(Definition of “apotheosis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)