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IDOLIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does idolize mean? 

IDOLIZE (verb)
  The verb IDOLIZE has 1 sense:

1. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

  Familiarity information: IDOLIZE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IDOLIZE (verb)


Sense 1idolize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

hero-worship; idolise; idolize; revere; worship

Context example:

Many teenagers idolized the Beatles

Hypernyms (to "idolize" is one way to...):

adore (love intensely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "idolize"):

drool over; slobber over (envy without restraint)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot idolize Sue


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