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idolize

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verb idol·ize \ˈī-də-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of idolize

  • : to love or admire (someone) very much or too much

Full Definition of idolize

idol·izedidol·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to worship as a god; broadly :  to love or admire to excess <the common people whom he so idolizedTimes Literary Supplement>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to practice idolatry

idol·i·za·tion play \ˌī-də-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
idol·iz·er play \ˈī-də-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of idolize

  1. an actor who is idolized by millions

  2. <she blindly idolized her older sister, refusing to acknowledge her considerable faults>



1598

First Known Use of idolize

1598



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