lionize


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Related to lionize: scandalizing, brutalizing

li·on·ize

 (lī′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. li·on·ized, li·on·iz·ing, li·on·iz·es
To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity.

li′on·i·za′tion (lī′ə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
li′on·iz′er n.

lionize

(ˈlaɪəˌnaɪz) or

lionise

vb
(tr) to treat as or make into a celebrity
ˌlioniˈzation, ˌlioniˈsation n
ˈlionˌizer, ˈlionˌiser n

li•on•ize

(ˈlaɪ əˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to treat (a person) as a celebrity.
[1800–10]
li`on•i•za′tion, n.
li′on•iz`er, n.

lionize


Past participle: lionized
Gerund: lionizing

Imperative
lionize
lionize
Present
I lionize
you lionize
he/she/it lionizes
we lionize
you lionize
they lionize
Preterite
I lionized
you lionized
he/she/it lionized
we lionized
you lionized
they lionized
Present Continuous
I am lionizing
you are lionizing
he/she/it is lionizing
we are lionizing
you are lionizing
they are lionizing
Present Perfect
I have lionized
you have lionized
he/she/it has lionized
we have lionized
you have lionized
they have lionized
Past Continuous
I was lionizing
you were lionizing
he/she/it was lionizing
we were lionizing
you were lionizing
they were lionizing
Past Perfect
I had lionized
you had lionized
he/she/it had lionized
we had lionized
you had lionized
they had lionized
Future
I will lionize
you will lionize
he/she/it will lionize
we will lionize
you will lionize
they will lionize
Future Perfect
I will have lionized
you will have lionized
he/she/it will have lionized
we will have lionized
you will have lionized
they will have lionized
Future Continuous
I will be lionizing
you will be lionizing
he/she/it will be lionizing
we will be lionizing
you will be lionizing
they will be lionizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lionizing
you have been lionizing
he/she/it has been lionizing
we have been lionizing
you have been lionizing
they have been lionizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lionizing
you will have been lionizing
he/she/it will have been lionizing
we will have been lionizing
you will have been lionizing
they will have been lionizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lionizing
you had been lionizing
he/she/it had been lionizing
we had been lionizing
you had been lionizing
they had been lionizing
Conditional
I would lionize
you would lionize
he/she/it would lionize
we would lionize
you would lionize
they would lionize
Past Conditional
I would have lionized
you would have lionized
he/she/it would have lionized
we would have lionized
you would have lionized
they would have lionized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lionize - assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"
abide by, honor, honour, respect, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"

lionize

verb idolize, celebrate, honour, acclaim, mob, exalt, make much of, crack up (informal), hero-worship, fête, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize, aggrandize, adulate, glorify, sing or sound the praises of The press began to lionize him enthusiastically.
Translations

lionize

[ˈlaɪənaɪz] VT to lionize sbtratar a algn como una celebridad

lionize

vt to lionize somebodyjdn feiern, jdn zum Helden machen
References in classic literature ?
I had only met her once before, but she took it into her head to lionize me.
While many of his generation saw their fortunes revived with the Second Vatican Council, Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) remained marginalized until far more recent years, but now there is a tendency to lionize him and the pendulum may have swung too far in the other direction, writes Kilby (systematic theology, U.
Although this book certainly doesn't lionize Rogers and his actions, it is much more balanced than its title might suggest.
Furthermore, the younger generation of musicians begins to lionize him, and he even does a little matchmaking.
Grigg seems to lionize Deep Throat as someone who was forced to go outside the "proper channels" (i.
In Salut, Varda gleaned from the thousands of photos she snapped on a trip through revolutionary Cuba those that lionize the country, its artists in particular, and "animated" them with a rapid, rhythmic montage.
And just as Marty does not lionize Luther, he also refuses to indulge easy criticisms on Luther's life and teachings.
Its addition is polemical, intended to distance Polycarp from Quartodecimanism and from those who might lionize him for the opposite purpose.
It's not the first time it's happened to me lately, and I confess that once conversation starts heading in that direction, my eyes usually glaze over and my mind wanders as the folks around me lionize and criticize the likes of Frodo, Gollum, and Legolas.
Off the record, some of his staff said they wished Gore would win, because with a Republican victory and less than 5 percent for Nader, the Democrats are sure to lionize Gore and dismiss the Greens.
Just as Casey Jones's contemporaries would rather lionize than vilify him, even had they known of his penchant for recklessness, so is Gates admired as a bold individualist who brought benefit to millions by helping make the internet accessible to the masses.
Stablemate Lionize could complete the double in today's Worthington Lincoln.