idolize

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verb idol·ize \ˈī-də-ˌlīz\

Definition of idolize

idolized

idolizing

  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

idolization

play \ˌī-də-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

idolizer

play \ˈī-də-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of idolize in a sentence

  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


IDOLIZE Defined for English Language Learners

idolize

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verb idol·ize \ˈī-də-ˌlīz\

Definition of idolize for English Language Learners

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


IDOLIZE Defined for Kids

idolize

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verb idol·ize \ˈī-də-ˌlīz\

Definition of idolize for Students

idolized

idolizing

  1. :  to love or admire greatly :  make an idol of <The boy idolized his father.>



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