from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To treat (a person) as if he were important, or a celebrity.
- v. To visit famous places in order to revere them.
- v. To behave as a lion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
- transitive v. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat as a lion, or as an object of curiosity and interest. See lion, n., 6.
- To exhibit objects of curiosity to.
- To visit or explore as a sight-seer: as, to lionize Niagara.
- To visit the lions or objects of interest or curiosity in a place. Also spelled lionise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. assign great social importance to
From lion + -ize. (Wiktionary)