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Meaning of LIONIZE

Pronunciation:  'lIu`nIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

LIONIZE is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: celebrate, lionise
 See Also: abide by, honor, honour, observe, respect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Li"on*ize\ (-[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lionized}
(-[imac]zd), p. pr. & vb. n. {Lionizing} (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).]
1. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
   -- J. D. Forbes.

2. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct
   about among objects of interest. --Macaulay.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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