[ verb ] assign great social importance to
"The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood" "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"
Used in print(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
He was in his mid_fifties at this time , long past the establishment of his name and the wish to be lionized yet once_again , and it was almost a decade since he had sworn_off lecturing .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Additionally , since you 're going_to be hors_de_combat pretty soon with sprue , yaws , Delhi_boil , the Granville_wilt , liver_fluke , bilharziasis , and a host of other complications of the hex you 've aroused , you must n't expect to be lionized socially .