Definition of lionize in English:

lionize

Line breaks: lion|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪənʌɪz
 
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(also lionise)

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

lionization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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.

lionizer

noun
More example sentences
  • Ever since his death in 1963, progressive lionisers of John have remembered the peace but ignored the obedience.
  • Yet he was also prepared to defend Rudyard Kipling, lioniser of colonial officers bent double beneath ‘The White Man's Burden’.

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