Definitions for: Lionize


[v] assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"



Webster (1913) Definition: Li"on*ize (-[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lionized
(-[imac]zd), p. pr. & vb. n. Lionizing (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).]
1. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
-- J. D. Forbes.

2. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct
about among objects of interest. --Macaulay.

Synonyms: celebrate, lionise

See Also: abide by, honor, honour, observe, respect

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