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Word: lionize

Definition: treat (a person) as a celebrity

Sentences Containing 'lionize'

The most notable of these is Clarinda's "Discurso en loor de la poesía" ("Discourse in Praise of Poetry"), which also invokes figures from Greek and Roman mythology to lionize the literary genius of colonial Peruvian writers.

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