from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make a hero of; treat as a hero: was heroized for her medical discoveries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make someone into a hero.
  • v. To treat someone as if they were a hero.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make or represent as heroic.


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  • 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.

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  • LOEWEN: The textbooks, again, want to heroize everybody, and the number one hero becomes the federal government.

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  • The women want to heroize you, but I had to see you first, to clear up a few things.

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  • Canada was beginning to understand, to heroize and to censure Sam

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  • Edel shoots lucidly and swiftly, somewhat in the manner of Costa-Gavras, but he doesn't heroize anybody.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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