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heroize

[heer-oh-ahyz] /ˈhɪər oʊˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), heroized, heroizing.
1.
to make a hero of:
a war film that heroizes the warrior.
Also, heroicize; especially British, heroise.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; hero + -ize
Related forms
heroization, noun
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