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[ heer-oh-ahyz ]
/ ˈhɪər oʊˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), he·ro·ized, he·ro·iz·ing.

to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior.

Nearby words

heroin, heroin chic, heroine, heroinism, heroism, heroize, heron, heron's-bill, heronry, herophilus, herp derp
Also heroicize; especially British, he·ro·ise.

Origin of heroize

First recorded in 1730–40; hero + -ize
Related formshe·ro·iz·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019