|part of speech:
||lionized, lionizes, lionizing
||to view or treat (someone) as a celebrity or extraordinary person.
Charles Lindbergh was lionized and called a hero after making his famous flight across the Atlantic.
- similar words:
- adulate, deify, elevate, exalt, glorify, hero-worship, put someone on a pedestal, worship
||lionization (n.), lionizer (n.)