legendize

legendize

(ˈlɛdʒənˌdaɪz) or

legendise

vb (tr)
to make into a legend
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leg•end•ize

(ˈlɛdʒ ənˌdaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make a legend of.
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154) The focus on the evocative, mythic and inspirational force of the former heavyweight champion is underscored by the concluding contribution, a poem by Elizabeth Alexander, which legendizes him as a paladin of black pride, courage and authenticity.