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lionize

[ lahy-uh-nahyz ]
/ 藞la瑟 蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), li路on路ized, li路on路iz路ing.
to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.
British. to visit or exhibit the objects of interest of (a place).
verb (used without object), li路on路ized, li路on路iz路ing.
to pursue celebrities or seek their company.
British. to visit the objects of interest of a place.
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鈥淲as鈥 is used for the indicative past tense of 鈥渢o be,鈥 and 鈥渨ere鈥 is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, li路on路ise .

Origin of lionize

First recorded in 1800鈥10; lion + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM lionize

li路on路i路za路tion, nounli路on路iz路er, nounli路on路ized, adjectiveun路li路on路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lionize

lionize

lionise

/ (藞la瑟蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to treat as or make into a celebrity

Derived forms of lionize

lionization or lionisation, nounlionizer or lioniser, noun
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