One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Elevate to, or as if to, the rank of a god; idolize.
ennoble, exalt, elevate, lift up, add dignity to, dignify, add lustre to, add distinction to, enhance, increase, augment, promote, boostView synonyms
- ‘The conflicts of the time have been forgotten as this embittered old man has been apotheosised into an elder statesman.’
- ‘Whether they are to be apotheosized as ‘emerging democracies’ or demonized as ‘rogue states’ depends, in the final analysis, on where they fit in the unfolding strategic plans of world imperialism.’’
- ‘While in the gay male culture, youth and beauty are apotheosized (granted, to an extreme), in the ‘lesbian community’ they are often resented and denigrated.’
- ‘The completion of these labors guaranteed his immortality; he was apotheosized at the time of his death and is the only mortal to be honored in this fashion.’
- ‘On the one hand, the dead men are apotheosized and made into martyrs for a great cause, as part of an ongoing effort to whip up enthusiasm for the war within the public.’
- ‘Aesthetically, unselfconsciousness has often apotheosized eros - the effortless pubescent grace of the Athenian youth ignited the pederastic swoon of seemingly all Greek thought.’
- ‘Instead of being apotheosized, it must be desecrated.’
- ‘But his ingenuous one-world sentiments are apotheosized into truth by the strength of his melodic gifts (which haven't failed him yet) and a voice that's still sweet and grainy when it needs to be.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.