American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a hero of; treat as a hero: was heroized for her medical discoveries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make or represent as heroic.
- v. To make someone into a hero.
- v. To treat someone as if they were a hero.
“Puttnam was a magnet for the press, which, in the go-go business climate of those years, was increasingly eager to heroize executives and cover the business end of the movies.”
“Penn wanted to heroize Bonnie and Clyde, killers yes, but more sinned against than sinning.”
“Besides, much of what we think about historic figures we know to be real is mythic anyway, created by the historians who heroize or villainize them.”
“There are always patsies and enablers who surround the worst leaders, who flatter them with euphemisms and heroize them with outright lies.”
“LOEWEN: The textbooks, again, want to heroize everybody, and the number one hero becomes the federal government.”
“The women want to heroize you, but I had to see you first, to clear up a few things.”
“Canada was beginning to understand, to heroize and to censure Sam”
“Edel shoots lucidly and swiftly, somewhat in the manner of Costa-Gavras, but he doesn't heroize anybody.”
“The resolution is aimed at condemning attempts to heroize the Nazi movement and former Waffen SS members and desecrate monuments to the fighters against Nazism.”
“It is about attempts by the Ukrainian authorities to review in an anti-Russian spirit our common history and heroize the accomplices of fascism.”
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