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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
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