transitive verb see apotheosis

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  • Apotheosize — Ap o*the o*size, v. t. To exalt to the dignity of a deity; to declare to be a god; to deify; to glorify. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apotheosize — (v.) 1760; see APOTHEOSIS (Cf. apotheosis) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Apotheosized; apotheosizing. Earlier in same sense was apotheose (1670s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apotheosize — (Amer.) v. idolize, worship, deify, raise to the level of a deity, glorify (also apotheosise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apotheosize — [ə päth′ē ə sīz΄, ap΄ə thē′ə sīz΄] vt. apotheosized, apotheosizing [ APOTHEOS(IS) + IZE] 1. to make a god of; deify 2. to glorify; idealize …   English World dictionary

  • apotheosize — apotheosis ► NOUN (pl. apotheoses) 1) the culmination or highest point: science is the apotheosis of the intellect. 2) elevation to divine status. DERIVATIVES apotheosize (also apotheosise) verb. ORIGIN Greek, from apotheoun make a god of …   English terms dictionary

  • apotheosize — /euh poth ee euh suyz , ap euh thee euh suyz /, v.t., apotheosized, apotheosizing. to deify; glorify. [1750 60; APOTHEOS(IS) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • apotheosize — verb a) deify b) exalt, glorify See Also: apotheosis …   Wiktionary

  • apotheosize — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. glorify. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To raise to a high position or status: aggrandize, dignify, elevate, ennoble, exalt, glorify, magnify, uplift. Idiom: put on a pedestal. See RISE …   English dictionary for students

  • apotheosize — v 1. deify, god, canonize; dignify, ennoble, enthrone, enshrine, crown. 2. elevate, exalt, glorify, celebrate; extol, laud, praise, Archaic. magnify; idealize, set or put on a pedestal, hero worship, worship, idolize, adore, venerate, revere, bow …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • apotheosize — ap·o·the·o·size …   English syllables

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