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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.
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lionize

(ˈlaɪəˌnaɪz) or

lionise

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

lionize

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

vt to lionize somebodyjdn feiern, jdn zum Helden machen
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References in classic literature ?
Today I should be sitting in the place of honor at the banquet board of one of London's most exclusive clubs, feted and lionized.
He was that super cool, older dude who could kickflip back tail anything, and I lionized him.
Scant in number, they were also frowned upon by most American Jews, demonized rather than lionized.
From the minute he stepped into our spotlight in the kitchen of Chez Panisse, adding a dash of this and that to polish the night's soup, to his 1976 debut "Northern California Regional Dinner" menu that lionized local, fresh, and seasonal fare, Jeremiah Tower's grand vision propelled a new brand of American cooking.
His Highness the Amir's sentiments were articulated in a cable he sent to the Saudi King, in which he extended his sympathies over the death of Muhanna Al-Baiz, who was lionized for his contributions to the fight against terrorism.
Though filming the extrajudicial execution does not appear illegal under Israeli law, far right activists who have lionized the medic as a national hero have vilified Shamsiyah for filming in the first place, complaining to the police that the fact he was in a major Palestinian city (Hebron) to film the military killing someone proved he, and B'tselem in general, were secretly in league with "terrorists".
Author John Gary Maxwell describes how the near-inconsequential efforts of an 1862 Mormon cavalry company (they were active for a scant ninety days, and did little other than patrol overland trails and telegraph lines) were later lionized by a religious institution invested in painting itself in as patriotic a light as possible, after the Union victory became apparent.
Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has lionized Alsalam-Aircraft Company by rewarding settlement wages, offered by the fund within the platinum range in accordance with the private sector program of the Ministry of Labor.
"It is a cruel irony of history," writes Chris Webb, "that the likes of Brian Mulroney, Joe Clarke and John Diefenbaker are lionized while those in the trenches against apartheid are written out of history.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, lionized in the media as a hero for removing the Brotherhood from power.
Lionized by royalty, adored by fans, Betty had a good five-year run.