Definition of heroize in English:


Syllabification: her·o·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈhi(ə)rōˌīz


[with object]
  • Treat or represent as a hero: the father is heroized for long forbearance
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    • Instinctively, I resist heroizing people who have that much power.
    • Even though quite explicit about the ‘violence’ of the Romans, Plutarch establishes the tradition of legitimizing and even heroizing the rape from the perspective of future history.
    • Chapters three and four discuss the image of the pirate as constructed in trials and the press, showing how late seventeenth-century sea-rovers William Kidd and Henry Avery were heroized.

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