idolize

[ ahyd-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈaɪd lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), i·dol·ized, i·dol·iz·ing.

to regard with blind adoration, devotion, etc.
to worship as a god.

verb (used without object), i·dol·ized, i·dol·iz·ing.

to practice idolatry: to idolize as did ancient Greece and Rome.

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Also especially British, i·dol·ise .

Origin of idolize

First recorded in 1590–1600; idol + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for idolize

idolize

idolise

/ (ˈaɪdəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to admire or revere greatly
(tr) to worship as an idol
(intr) to worship idols

Derived forms of idolize

idolism, idolization or idolisation, nounidolist, idolizer or idoliser, noun
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