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lionize

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Verb (transitive)
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li=on=ize

CIDE DICTIONARY

lionizev. t. 
  •  To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.  J. D. Forbes.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lionize, v.tr. (also -ise) treat as a celebrity.

Derivative
lionization n. lionizer n.

THESAURUS

lionize

adulate, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, belaud, bepraise, bless, blow up, boast of, brag about, canonize, celebrate, crown, cry up, deify, elevate, emblazon, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, eulogize, exalt, extol, flatter, glamorize, glorify, go slumming, hero-worship, idolize, immortalize, laud, magnify, make legendary, make much of, overpraise, panegyrize, pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, puff, puff up, raise, rubberneck, saint, salute, sanctify, see the lions, see the sights, set up, sight-see, throne, trumpet, uplift

ROGET THESAURUS

lionize

Repute

VB be conscious of glory, be proud of, exult, be vain of, be distinguished, shine, shine forth, figure, cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, rival, surpass, outshine, outrival, outvie, outjump, emulate, eclipse, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, live, flourish, glitter, flaunt, gain honor, acquire honor, play first fiddle, bear the palm, bear the bell, lead the way, take precedence, take the wall of, gain laurels, win laurels, gain spurs, gain golden opinions, take one's degree, pass one's examination, make a noise, make some noise, make a noise in the world, leave one's mark, exalt one's horn, blow one's horn, star it, have a run, be run after, come into vogue, come to the front, raise one's head, enthrone, signalize, immortalize, deify, exalt to the skies, hand one's name down to posterity, consecrate, dedicate to, devote to, enshrine, inscribe, blazon, lionize, blow the trumpet, crown with laurel, confer honor on, reflect honor on, shed a luster on, redound, to one's honor, ennoble, give honor to, do honor to, pay honor to, render honor to, honor, accredit, pay regard to, dignify, glorify, sing praises to, lock up to, exalt, aggrandize, elevate, nobilitate.

Curiosity

VB be curious, take an interest in, stare, gape, prick up the ears, see sights, lionize, pry, nose, rubberneck.


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