Idolize

Definition of Idolize

I´dol`ize
v. t.1.To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt.
[imp. & p. p. Idolized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Idolizing .]
2.To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero.
v. i.1.To practice idolatry.
To idolize after the manner of Egypt.
- Fairbairn.

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