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Meaning of IDOLIZE

Pronunciation:  'Id`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"

IDOLIZE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: hero-worship, idolise, revere, worship
 See Also: adore, drool over, slobber over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \I"dol*ize\, v. i.
    To practice idolatry. [R.]
          To idolize after the manner of Egypt.    --Fairbairn.
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