from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To regard with blind admiration or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
- transitive v. To worship as an idol.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make an idol of, or to worship as an idol.
- v. To adore excessively; to revere immoderately.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to.
- transitive v. To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration.
- intransitive v. To practice idolatry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To worship as an idol; make an idol of.
- Hence — To reverence immoderately; love or admire to adoration: as, to idolize a hero; to idolize children.
- To practise idol-worship.
- Also spelled idolise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
idol + -ize (Wiktionary)