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Definition of lionize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lionize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lionize
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪz//
 
he / she / it lionizes
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple lionized
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪzd//
 
past participle lionized
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪzd//
 
-ing form lionizing
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪənaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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lionize somebody (formal) to treat somebody as a famous or important person
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lionize