verb (used with object), li·on·ized, li·on·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), li·on·ized, li·on·iz·ing.
Related formsli·on·i·za·tion, nounli·on·iz·er, nounun·li·on·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for lionization
Paris made a great fuss over him, but he took his lionization very calmly.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
The renowned Tupper is undergoing the process of lionization.
A Bayard in society—a Raphael at the easel, he bore a distinguished part in the lionization of the day.Alone|Marion Harland
Then came the news of Speke's return and lionization in London.The Life of Sir Richard Burton|Thomas Wright