Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Citations for lionize
She brought me up to royalties, and people with stars and garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses. She spoke of me as her dearest friend. I had only met her once before, but she had took it into her head to lionize me.
The other players are the media--magazines, newspapers and broadcasters--that lionize managers whose funds produce dazzling short-term results. Such publicity attracts big bucks, perhaps faster than the fund can deal with the money, and there goes the goose.
Origin of lionize
Lionize comes from the noun senses of lion meaning "an object of interest or note" and "a person of great importance, influence, charm, etc., who is much admired as a celebrity." It entered English in the early 1800s.