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lionize

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English

Etymology

From lion + suffix -ize.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to lionize

Third person singular
lionizes

Simple past
lionized

Past participle
-

Present participle
lionizing

to lionize (third-person singular simple present lionizes, present participle lionizing, simple past and past participle lionized)
  1. (transitive) To treat (a person) as if he were important, or a celebrity.
  2. (transitive) To visit famous places in order to revere them.
  3. (intransitive) To behave as a lion.

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