lionize

lionize [ LAHY-uh’-nahyz ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to treat one as a celebrity or as an object of great importance
2. (tr.v.) (british) to pay a visit to the noteworthy sights of a region or place
3. (intr.v.) to seek the company of or pursue celebrities
4. (intr.v.) to pay a visit to interesting sights of a place
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He was lionized for his bravery on the battle-field.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 This was the year when the Centre was expected to lionize their brave actions and salute the forces' heroes.

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