Here is a word that I think I have heard before, but it was used as an adjective in The Valley of Fear, one of The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. So I looked it up, just to be sure I understood the meaning.

Feted – celebrated, lauded or acclaimed (one who was honored with a fete, which is a festive celebration or entertainment)

Usage: “He could drink hard and show little trace of it; but that evening, has his mate Scanlan not been been at hand to lead him home, the feted hero would surely have spent his night under the bar.”