a·poth·e·o·sis (ə-pŏth′ē-ōsĭs, ăp′ə-thēə-sĭs)
n. pl. a·poth·e·o·ses (-sēz′)
1. Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.
2. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: "tried to attribute Warhol's current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision" (Michiko Kakutani).
3. An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage.
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