Definitions

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  • verb British Alternative spelling of idolize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

Etymologies

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idol +‎ -ise

Examples

  • Lee Jong-Joo, a spokeswoman for South Korea's unification ministry, said Monday that efforts to "idolise" Jong-Un are underway but it was not possible to pinpoint the fur hat as a sign of his rising power.

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  • It is definitely the case that the players idolise him.

    Paul Scholes shines but Manchester United heritage industry has limits

  • It was natural that, as she grew up, she should learn to idolise her own mother, whose memory became a religion to her.

    Biography in the DNB

  • I know him a little, but I still totally idolise him.

    Portrait of the artist: Brian Wilson, musician

  • It is no compliment to be the stupidly idolised master of a dog whose instinct it is to idolise, but it is a very distinct tribute to be chosen as the friend and confidant of a philosophic cat who is wholly his own master and could easily choose another companion if he found such a one more agreeable and interesting.

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  • It is not pleasant to see the man you idolise like this at 64.

    Robbie Savage: My family values

  • THere are smart conservatives out there – why idolise the cretins of your party – Reagan, then Quayle, then W, now Palin.

    Poll: Was Palin's resignation a smart move?

  • Bringing him back was a very easy decision to make; all the players idolise him anyway so there was never going to be a problem fitting in.

    Manchester City's first half of season was fantastic, says Ferguson

  • It's very tempting now she's not here to idolise her to my heart's content, but I do think she was extraordinary.

    Lorna Sage, my mum

  • It is no compliment to be the stupidly idolised master of a dog whose instinct it is to idolise, but it is a very distinct tribute to be chosen as the friend and confidant of a philosophic cat who is wholly his own master and could easily choose another companion if he found such a one more agreeable and interesting.

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