transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to treat as a celebrity
- Brit. to visit the interesting sights of (a place)
Origin of lionizelion + -ize
transitive verbli·on·ized, li·on·iz·ing, li·on·iz·es
To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity.
(third-person singular simple present lionizes, present participle lionizing, simple past and past participle lionized)
OriginSee also: lionise
From lion +"Ž -ize.