Pronunciation: (lī'u-nīz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.
2. Brit.to visit or exhibit the objects of interest of (a place).
1. to pursue celebrities or seek their company.
2. Brit.to visit the objects of interest of a place. Also, esp. Brit.,li'on•ise".
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