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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 apo·the·o·sis /əˌpɑθiˈosəs, ˌæpəˈθiəsəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·o·the·o·sis n. pl. Apotheoses
 1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing him among, “the gods;” deification.
 2. Glorification; exaltation.   “The apotheosis of chivalry.” --Prescott. “The noisy apotheosis of liberty and machinery.” --F. Harrison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
           equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, nonesuch,
      2: the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god) [syn:
         deification, exaltation]
      [also: apotheoses (pl)]