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Synonyms for apotheosize

to raise to a high position or status

Synonyms for apotheosize

deify or glorify

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Warner's narrative explicitly correlates the maternal with Christ, apotheosizing the good mother to the extent that she, like Christ, must offer her life--the body as spiritual nourishment--to effect the salvation of her children?
By not apotheosizing the culture, the author could have better placed the tribe within a wider historical context in which profitable comparisons could be made between the Chickasaws and other tribes both in the South and throughout North America.
Rather, he capitalizes on the paint's luster for its own sake, agitating the eye into accepting such resonance as a very real quality of perception--a quality that may inspire pain or glee or lust or mere curiosity, but which undermines the process of knowing by apotheosizing the process of seeing.
This twinning of gynophobia and homophobia pervades men's apotheosizing of an unencumbered masculine ideal: "For in the dark fantasies of the homophobic imagination, homosexuals are believed to enact a hideous parody of American womanhood; their presumed effeminacy challenges domestic femininity as well as staunch masculinity, and betrays both" (Fone 395).
A simpler explanation, however, flows from insights illuminating the tendency of our social-exchange facility to overshoot beneficial limits by imagining deities, apotheosizing democracy, and fostering parasitisms of reciprocity and cooperation.
While the setting and the staging of the scene isolate the hero, his performance simultaneously reminds the watchers of their collectivity and their role--as watchers--in apotheosizing him beyond a mere malcontent or bedroom cavalier.
John Rodden clearly shows that the apotheosizing of Orwell by Lionel Trilling, Irving Howe, and so forth has been sharply reversed by structuralist and post-structuralist theorists.
An essential conviction protecting us from apotheosizing the State.
Unlike, say, Warhol's uncanny realistic appropriations, which glorified the everyday by apotheosizing the design of household products, Liversidge's paintings and sculptures aim precisely to undermine advertising's crisp sheen.
It might reasonably be argued that the process of apotheosizing the front-line soldier reached the point in this country where for a long time there was little interest among the wider community in portrayals beyond the view of the man in the trenches.
1492) is a familiar story, one told largely in terms that benignly scourge Angelo Poliziano while apotheosizing Niccolo Machiavelli, Peter Godman's fascinating study treats the reader to a new microscopic, revelatory view of late quattrocento/early cinquecento Florentine culture.
s (1997: 250) attack against tribal separatists apotheosizing ethnicity or particularists who romanticize their own group and demonize others, thus allowing "pluribus" to overrule the "unum.
Hughes put the bee poems in the middle, and ended the volume with three poems of hallucinatory intensity apotheosizing death, a decision that made Plath's suicide appear inevitable and thus made the book more sensationally marketable.
Realizing that at the time he's apotheosizing, a majority of America's leading intellectuals probably were Communists in spirit if not actual membership, he doesn't bother to claim that 1939 was free of political correctness either.
Yet while apotheosizing the Baudelairean character of the femme sauvage, at once natural and abominable, Mirbeau's novel suggests that nature and the woman who embodies it are just inventions used to stake out the conservative male preserve of narrative.