lionize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to appear on or treat (people) as a high profile.
    • to deal with or view as a lion or item of great interest.
    • showing the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of great interest.
  • verb:
    • to take care of (a person) as if he had been essential, or a celebrity.
    • to see famous places to be able to revere them.
    • To behave as a lion.
    • assign great personal relevance to
  • others:
    • to take care of as a lion, or as an object of fascination and interest. See lion, n., 6.
    • to demonstrate things of fascination to.
    • to see or explore as a sight-seer: because, to lionize Niagara.
    • to consult with the lions or things of great interest or interest in somewhere. Additionally spelled lionise.

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