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 for lionize
From 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.
     Lionizing (l[imac]"[u^]n*[imac]`z[i^]ng).]
     1. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
        --J. D. Forbes.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct
        about among objects of interest. --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lionize
      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]

From 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
  
  

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