1. [syn: lionize, lionise, celebrate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lionize \Li"on*ize\ (l[imac]"[u^]n*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Lionized (l[imac]"[u^]n*[imac]zd), p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
--J. D. Forbes.
2. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct
about among objects of interest. --Macaulay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: assign great social importance to; "The film director was
celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in
Vienna" [syn: lionize, lionise, celebrate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "lionize":
adulate, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, belaud,
bepraise, bless, blow up, boast of, brag about, canonize,
celebrate, crown, cry up, deify, elevate, emblazon, ennoble,
enshrine, enthrone, eulogize, exalt, extol, flatter, glamorize,
glorify, go slumming, hero-worship, idolize, immortalize, laud,
magnify, make legendary, make much of, overpraise, panegyrize,
pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, puff, puff up, raise,
rubberneck, saint, salute, sanctify, see the lions, see the sights,
set up, sight-see, throne, trumpet, uplift