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apotheosize

[ uh-poth-ee-uh-sahyz, ap-uh-thee-uh-sahyz ]
/ əˈpɒθ i əˌsaɪz, ˌæp əˈθi əˌsaɪz /
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verb (used with object), a·poth·e·o·sized, a·poth·e·o·siz·ing.

to deify; glorify.

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Origin of apotheosize

First recorded in 1750–60; apotheos(is) + -ize
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  • How greatly would the plain but gifted Quimby have been shocked, had he foreknown that Mrs. Eddy would thus apotheosize him.

  • The Devas sprung from the Pitris, because it was usual to apotheosize the dead.

British Dictionary definitions for apotheosize

apotheosize

apotheosise

/ (əˈpɒθɪəˌsaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to deify
to glorify or idealize
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