Approve and admire

lionize
(v)
LIE-ǝ-nize
Meaning

honor as a celebrity

1st Sample Sentence

It is likely that the NRI community there will lionize the prime minister as NRI's have done in other countries he has visited.

Synonyms

extol, laud, lionize

Antonyms

censure, decry, denounce, deplore, deprecate, impugn, lambaste, reproach, upbraid

Mnemonics

Lion is assigned a great social importance in animal kingdom

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