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idolize

i·dol·ize

idolize

pronunciation:
aI d laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: idolized, idolizes, idolizing
definition 1: to be excessively devoted to; admire unreservedly; adore.
The young boy idolized all the players on the team.She idolized her father when she was little.
synonyms:
adore, reverence, venerate, worship
similar words:
deify, glorify, honor, revere
definition 2: to worship as a god or idol.
The emperor demanded to be idolized by his subjects.
synonyms:
adore, apotheosize, deify, lionize, worship
similar words:
celebrate, exalt, glorify, magnify, venerate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to practice idol worship.
synonyms:
adore, worship
derivations: idolization (n.), idolizer (n.)