heroize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1738 to make heroic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heroize — (Amer.) he·ro·ize || hɪrəʊaɪz / hɪər v. make a hero of; make heroic; treat as a hero (also heroise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heroize — [hir′ō īz΄, her′ō īz΄] vt. heroized, heroizing [ HERO + IZE] to make a hero of; treat as a hero …   English World dictionary

  • heroize — heroization, n. /hear oh uyz /, v.t., heroized, heroizing. to make a hero of: a war film that heroizes the warrior. Also, heroicize; esp. Brit., heroise. [1730 40; HERO + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • heroize — verb a) To make someone into a hero. b) To treat someone as if they were a hero. See Also: heroization …   Wiktionary

  • heroize — hero·ize …   English syllables

  • heroize — he•ro•ize [[t]ˈhɪər oʊˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to make a hero or heroine of • Etymology: 1730–40 he ro•iz•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • heroize — v. (also ise) 1 tr. a make a hero of. b make heroic. 2 intr. play the hero …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroized — heroize (Amer.) he·ro·ize || hɪrəʊaɪz / hɪər v. make a hero of; make heroic; treat as a hero (also heroise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heroizes — heroize (Amer.) he·ro·ize || hɪrəʊaɪz / hɪər v. make a hero of; make heroic; treat as a hero (also heroise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heroizing — heroize (Amer.) he·ro·ize || hɪrəʊaɪz / hɪər v. make a hero of; make heroic; treat as a hero (also heroise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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