heroize

[ 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

  1. heroin,
  2. heroin chic,
  3. heroine,
  4. heroinism,
  5. heroism,
  6. heron,
  7. heron's-bill,
  8. heronry,
  9. herophilus,
  10. 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

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