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Synonyms for lionize

Synonyms for lionize

assign great social importance to

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If he had passed on to future journalists only the standards he set for those critical elements of the craft, he would deserve every verb, noun and adjective of the lionizing that followed his death.
It began with feminists lionizing the fictional Murphy Brown for having a baby without a husband.
She has tried to divest herself of the pro-Jewish and anti-Jewish thinking that dominates Western society now, neither condemning Christians nor lionizing Jews, but describing and analyzing the processes that undermined efforts to assimilate.
Mario doesn't, but in a way he can't help lionizing the old man, either.
Timely though it may be, this first stab at a retrospective, organized by Yves Aupetitallot, may still sound a cautionary note with respect to the lionizing process.