Meaning of heroize in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɪərəʊʌɪz/


(also British heroise)
[with object]
  • Treat or represent as a hero.

    ‘the father is heroized for his long forbearance’
    • ‘Instinctively, I resist heroizing people who have that much power.’
    • ‘Chapters three and four discuss the image of the pirate as constructed in trials and the press, showing how late seventeenth-century sea-rovers William Kidd and Henry Avery were heroized.’
    • ‘The tyranny associated by Renaissance humanists with the age of chivalric knights and with the knight figure caused romances that heroize the bygone age to fall into disfavor.’
    • ‘Nor did anything I said attempt to heroise anyone - that is not and was never my intention.’
    • ‘East and West became fused in the feelings and mind of the traveler who re-encountered schoolroom heroizing of Greek and Roman tradition alongside the difference made by a visit to the East.’
    • ‘Heroic cults, involving both the alleged graves of mythical heroes and those of the heroized historical founders of new cities, are an important category of cult located in the Agora.’
    • ‘I'm sick of the lassitude, sick of the despair and the heroising of banality.’
    • ‘But in actuality, the leading Minimalists have been hardly less heroized than prior members of the elite of art historical canons.’
    ennoble, exalt, elevate, lift up, add dignity to, dignify, add lustre to, add distinction to, enhance, increase, augment, promote, boost