Idolize
Idolize I"dol*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idolized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idolizing}.] 1. To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt. [1913 Webster]

2. To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero. [1913 Webster]


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  • Idolize — I dol*ize, v. i. To practice idolatry. [R.] [1913 Webster] To idolize after the manner of Egypt. Fairbairn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idolize — index honor, regard (hold in esteem) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • idolize — (v.) 1590s, from IDOL (Cf. idol) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Idolized; idolizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • idolize — (Amer.) i·dol·ize || aɪdÉ™laɪz v. worship blindly, adore, venerate; worship as an idol (also idolise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idolize — *adore, worship Analogous words: dote, love, *like: venerate, *revere, reverence Contrasted words: *despise, contemn, scorn, disdain: *hate, abhor, detest, loathe, abominate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • idolize — [v] think of very highly; worship admire, adore, apotheosize, bow down, canonize, deify, dote on, exalt, glorify, look up to*, love, put on a pedestal*, revere, reverence, venerate; concepts 10,32 Ant. despise …   New thesaurus

  • idolize — (also idolise) ► VERB ▪ revere or love greatly or excessively. DERIVATIVES idolization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • idolize — [īd′ l īz΄] vt. idolized, idolizing 1. to make an idol of 2. to love or admire excessively; adore vi. to worship idols idolization n …   English World dictionary

  • idolize — v. (D; tr.) to idolize as (she was idolized as a movie star) * * * [ aɪd(ə)laɪz] (D; tr.) to idolize as (she was idolized as a movie star) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • idolize — UK [ˈaɪdəlaɪz] / US [ˈaɪd(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms idolize : present tense I/you/we/they idolize he/she/it idolizes present participle idolizing past tense idolized past participle idolized to think that someone is perfect She… …   English dictionary

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