Definition of lionize in English:
Give a lot of public attention and approval to (someone); treat as a celebrity: modern athletes are lionized
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- Nehru eulogized him and lionized him as a great secularist and anti-feudal.
- Nevertheless, he is a flamboyant showman, fond of electric blue suits, who once turned up on a motorbike to wild applause at the Cannes festival, where he is lionised.
- He gets an evening devoted to lionizing him Thursday night by a group that considers itself progressive.
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- The type of flattery that has reached dangerous proportions today is the absurd adulation and lionization of movie stars and other celebrities.
- He owed his eventual lionization to Seeger, who formed with him the Almanac Singers, which first brought his work to popular attention.
- It was a lionization of the ‘good man,’ who quietly bears the burden for his neighbor.
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