from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To regard with great or uncritical admiration or devotion. synonym: revere.
- transitive verb To worship as an idol.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To worship as an idol; make an idol of.
- Hence — To reverence immoderately; love or admire to adoration: as, to
idolizea hero; to idolize children.
- To practise idol-worship.
- Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb rare To practice idolatry.
- transitive verb To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to.
- transitive verb To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To make an
idolof, or to worshipas an idol.
- verb To
adoreexcessively; to revereimmoderately.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
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Will you please consider the notion that the market you so idolize is spun off the cliff?
And because they want to put somebody down, and they kind of idolize men in a strange way because they failed even in that category.
And on every magazine, we kind of idolize in a way their unions.
To the parents of the children who 'idolize' Miley Cyrus: what exactly are they looking up to?
I like the way Alex pointed out why a lot of people 'idolize' this guy.
As an AIDS activist, it makes me sick to my stomach to see someone engage in this behavior, and then to somehow "idolize" him.
He proposed a story about the kids following the program who "idolize" Pavan.
It's just incredible that we fought over whether I 'idolize' a comic book character.
Straight guys, who don't actually have sex with other men, tend to have man crushes that are more about idolization than they are about sexual attraction (granted, I just happen to "idolize" Ryan Reynolds 'abs).
Like a lot of expat Mormon men, and I hate to admit it, I kind of idolize Mormon athletes.