li•on•izePronunciation: (lī'u-nīz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.
to visit or exhibit the objects of interest of (a place).
to pursue celebrities or seek their company.
to visit the objects of interest of a place. Also, esp. Brit.,li'on•ise".
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