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Aug 15, 2017
This week’s theme
Words from animals

This week’s words
dog days
lionize
chicken hawk
blackbird
spread-eagle

lion eyes
Lion eyes

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lionize

PRONUNCIATION:
(LY-uh-nyz)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To view or treat someone as an object of great importance.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the view of the lion as the king of animals. From Anglo-French liun, from Latin leo, from Greek leon. From Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
“He had studied and lionized people with money, power, celebrity, and status: politicians, CEOs, financial movers and shakers.”
JL Daniels; Mirror Opposites; AuthorHouse; 2014.

See more usage examples of lionize in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
O, what a tangled web we weave, / When first we practise to deceive! -Walter Scott, novelist and poet (15 Aug 1771-1832)

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