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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.
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(tr) to treat as or make into a celebrity
ˌlioniˈzation, ˌlioniˈsation n
ˈlionˌizer, ˈlionˌiser n
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v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to treat (a person) as a celebrity.
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Past participle: lionized
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|Verb||1.||lionize - assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"|
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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.
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