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English definition of “lionize”

lionize

verb [T] (UK usually lionise)     /ˈlaɪ.ə.naɪz/
to make someone famous, or to treat someone as if they were famousShowing respect and admiration lionization (UK usually lionisation)     /ˌlaɪ.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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