verb (used with object), bar·on·ized, bar·on·iz·ing.

to make or create (someone) a baron; confer the rank of baron upon.

Nearby words

  1. baronetess,
  2. baronetize,
  3. barong,
  4. barong tagalog,
  5. baronial,
  6. barons' war,
  7. barony,
  8. barophilic,
  9. barophoresis,
  10. baroque

Also especially British, bar·on·ise.

Origin of baronize

First recorded in 1605–15; baron + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019