[uh-poth-ee-uh-sahyz, ap-uh-thee-uh-sahyz]

verb (used with object), a·poth·e·o·sized, a·poth·e·o·siz·ing.

to deify; glorify.

Origin of apotheosize

First recorded in 1750–60; apotheos(is) + -ize
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Related Words for apotheosize

dignify, ennoble, deify, laud, idolize, elevate, glorify, idealize, worship, aggrandize

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verb (tr)

to deify
to glorify or idealize
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Word Origin and History for apotheosize

1760; see apotheosis + -ize. Related: Apotheosized; apotheosizing. Earlier in same sense was apotheose (1670s).

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