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heroize Syllabification: her·o·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈhirōˌīz/

Definition of heroize in English:


[with object]
Treat or represent as a hero: the father is heroized for long forbearance
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with heroize

archaize • ghettoize
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