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[heer-oh-ahyz] /ˈhɪər oʊˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), heroized, heroizing.
to make a hero of:
a war film that heroizes the warrior.
Also, heroicize; especially British, heroise.
Origin of heroize
First recorded in 1730-40; hero + -ize
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heroization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • An attempt was made to heroize him, but he withdrew to the seclusion of his room and would see no one.

    Ann Arbor Tales Karl Edwin Harriman
  • To "heroize" a boy in class every time he does a meritorious act will very likely spoil him.

    Principles of Teaching Adam S. Bennion

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