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Pronunciation:  'heerow'wurship

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  1. [n]  admiration for great men (or their memory)
  2. [v]  love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
 Synonyms: idolise, idolize, revere, worship
 See Also: admiration, adore, drool over, esteem, slobber over



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