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heroize

[heer-oh-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), he·ro·ized, he·ro·iz·ing.
  1. to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.
Also heroicize; especially British, he·ro·ise.

Origin of heroize

First recorded in 1730–40; hero + -ize
Related formshe·ro·iz·a·tion, noun
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