Definitions

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  • n. The act, process or result of iconizing.

Etymologies

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iconize +‎ -ation

Examples

  • A strange statue of Peter the Great, done long after his death and iconization by the Soviets, shows this driven man as having a huge body and a pinhead.

    Peter Worthington: The New Russia Is Much Like the Old Russia

  • With the Iraq war continuing with no end in sight, this anniversary of King's death is spurring some reflection on King's actual views and actions -- especially in the last years of his short life -- rather than the standard iconization that focuses solely on his opposition to legal segregation.

    Robert Weissman: The Unrealized Dream: 40 Years After King's Assassination

  • So when we come back, I want to talk about what's beautiful to you, who were your role models and moving you in that same area of iconization, as they would say.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2007

  • Of the sexual speculations and revelations, the doctoral dissertations, the pro - and anti-Bloomsbury arguments, the iconization of herself as feminist queen, the tourists at Charleston farmhouse, the T-shirts, the innumerable student bedrooms with that wistful early photograph tacked to the wall?

    The Whirr of Wings

  • A prominent feminist journalist who expressed misgivings to me about the iconization of Anita Hill chooses not to be identified.

    Feminism's Identity Crisis

  • "She actually hated the iconization of her photographs."

    NPR Topics: News

  • Resembling compositions of the holy mother and child, the artist's iconization of Palestinian men under siege is a bold take on the tradition with weighty political inferences.

    MRZine.org

  • Along with the relatives gathered at Sun’s bedside were old friends and KMT associates, who, under the direction of Borodin, decided to use the iconization of Lenin as the pattern to be followed for Sun.

    The Last Empress

  • I'm not sure what's more ironic: this movie being shaped by former British colonials (Indian director Shekhar Kapur and Australian star Blanchett or this movie's pretenses for religious freedom and finding in its preservation a heroine like Queen Elizabeth I, while creating a series of "divine" glorified iconization of the queen appearing like a porcelain-white Virgin Mary (i.e.

    Archive 2007-10-01

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