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Idolize definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

I'DOLIZE, v.t. To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold or wealth; to idolize children; to idolize a virtuous magistrate or a hero.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles" [syn: idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revere]

Merriam Webster's

verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1598 transitive verb to worship as a god; broadly to love or admire to excess <the common people whom he so idolized Times Literary Supplement> intransitive verb to practice idolatry idolization noun idolizer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. (also -ise) 1 tr. venerate or love extremely or excessively. 2 tr. make an idol of. 3 intr. practise idolatry. Derivatives: idolization n. idolizer n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Idolize I"dol*ize, v. i. To practice idolatry. [R.] To idolize after the manner of Egypt. --Fairbairn.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(idolizes, idolizing, idolized) Note: in BRIT, also use 'idolise' If you idolize someone, you admire them very much. Naomi idolised her father as she was growing up... = worship VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Deify. 2. Adore, reverence or love excessively, be extravagantly fond of.

Foolish Dictionary

To make useless. (See IDLE)

Moby Thesaurus

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