Definition of idolize
: to worship as a god; broadly : to love or admire to excess the common people whom he so idolized — The Times Literary Supplement (London)
: to practice idolatry
idolizationplay \ˌī-də-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
idolizerplay \ˈī-də-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of idolize in a Sentence
an actor who is idolized by millions
she blindly idolized her older sister, refusing to acknowledge her considerable faults
Recent Examples of idolize from the Web
Allman idolized his older brother, Duane, eventually joining a series of bands with him.
With luck, though, some unfashionable fifth grader will idolize me.
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First Known Use of idolize
IDOLIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of idolize for English Language Learners
: to love or admire (someone) very much or too much
IDOLIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of idolize for Students
: to love or admire greatly : make an idol of The boy idolized his father.
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