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Lionize   Listen
Lionize  v. t.  (past & past part. lionized, pres. part. lionizing)  
To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.

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"Lionize" Quotes from Famous Books

... clouded. A few years ago, he had been peddling his manuscripts with the heart-sickness of unsuccessful middle age. To-day, men coupled his name with those of Kipling and De Maupassant. One of his antipathies was meeting people who sought to lionize him. Lescott read the expression, and, before his host had time to ...
— The Call of the Cumberlands • Charles Neville Buck

... back to the primeval man that there was a tendency to lionize the prodigal in Ripton, which proves the finished civilization of the East not to be so far removed from that land of outlaws, Pepper County. Mr. Paul Pardriff, who had a guilty conscience about the clipping, and vividly bearing in mind Mr. Blodgett's ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

Words linked to "Lionize" :   respect, celebrate, lionise, honour, honor, observe, lion

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