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lionize

verb

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to treat (someone) as a very important and famous person
  • She was lionized everywhere after her novel won the Pulitzer Prize.

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“Lionize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lionize. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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