Definition of bunyanize in English:

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bunyanize

Pronunciation: /ˈbənyəˌnīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

verb

[with object]
Cause (someone) to appear heroic or larger than life: How are you going to allow teachers to finish their work if you keep bunyanizing them?
More example sentences
  • I myself believe that the Gods of all realms, from the lowest to highest, do not want us to bunyanize them, but rather to understand them.
  • How, then, are you going to allow teachers to finish their work if you keep bunyanizing them?
  • Besides the creation of artificial folk heroes, or the Bunyanizing of genuine ones, mass culture breeds its own special varieties of folklore.

Origin

Late 20th century: after Paul Bunyan, legendary American giant lumberjack.

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Syllabification: bun·yan·ize

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