īˈdälə‧ˌtrīz sometimes ə̇ˈd-

intransitive verb

: to worship idols : pay idolatrous worship

transitive verb

: to make an idol of : idolize
plural -s

Word History


idolatry + -ize

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“Idolatrize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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