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Synonyms and Antonyms of acme

  1. 1 the highest part or point <the acme of their basketball season was their hard-won victory over last year's state champs> Synonyms height, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenithRelated Words bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspotNear Antonyms abyss, base, foot; minimumAntonyms bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  2. 2 the most perfect type or example <a movie that has come to be regarded as the acme of the Hollywood musical> Synonyms quintessence, apotheosis, beau ideal, byword, classic, epitome, exemplar, ideal, perfectionRelated Words archetype, model, prototype; paradigm, standard; nonpareil, paragon; abstract, avatar, embodier, embodiment, incarnation, incorporation, manifestation, personification; height, last word, meridian, ultimate, zenith; benchmark, criterion, touchstone, yardstick

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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