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i·dol·ize

 (īd′l-īz′)
tr.v. i·dol·ized, i·dol·iz·ing, i·dol·iz·es
1. To regard with great or uncritical admiration or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
2. To worship as an idol.

i′dol·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
i′dol·iz′er n.

idolize

(ˈaɪdəˌlaɪz) or

idolise

vb
1. (tr) to admire or revere greatly
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to worship as an idol
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) to worship idols
iˈdolism, ˌidoliˈzation, ˌidoliˈsation n
ˈidolist, ˈidolˌizer, ˈidolˌiser n

i•dol•ize

(ˈaɪd lˌaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to regard with adoration or devotion.
2. to worship as a god.
v.i.
3. to practice idolatry.
[1590–1600]
i`dol•i•za′tion, n.
i′dol•iz`er, n.

idolize


Past participle: idolized
Gerund: idolizing

Imperative
idolize
idolize
Present
I idolize
you idolize
he/she/it idolizes
we idolize
you idolize
they idolize
Preterite
I idolized
you idolized
he/she/it idolized
we idolized
you idolized
they idolized
Present Continuous
I am idolizing
you are idolizing
he/she/it is idolizing
we are idolizing
you are idolizing
they are idolizing
Present Perfect
I have idolized
you have idolized
he/she/it has idolized
we have idolized
you have idolized
they have idolized
Past Continuous
I was idolizing
you were idolizing
he/she/it was idolizing
we were idolizing
you were idolizing
they were idolizing
Past Perfect
I had idolized
you had idolized
he/she/it had idolized
we had idolized
you had idolized
they had idolized
Future
I will idolize
you will idolize
he/she/it will idolize
we will idolize
you will idolize
they will idolize
Future Perfect
I will have idolized
you will have idolized
he/she/it will have idolized
we will have idolized
you will have idolized
they will have idolized
Future Continuous
I will be idolizing
you will be idolizing
he/she/it will be idolizing
we will be idolizing
you will be idolizing
they will be idolizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been idolizing
you have been idolizing
he/she/it has been idolizing
we have been idolizing
you have been idolizing
they have been idolizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been idolizing
you will have been idolizing
he/she/it will have been idolizing
we will have been idolizing
you will have been idolizing
they will have been idolizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been idolizing
you had been idolizing
he/she/it had been idolizing
we had been idolizing
you had been idolizing
they had been idolizing
Conditional
I would idolize
you would idolize
he/she/it would idolize
we would idolize
you would idolize
they would idolize
Past Conditional
I would have idolized
you would have idolized
he/she/it would have idolized
we would have idolized
you would have idolized
they would have idolized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.idolize - love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol; "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"
adore - love intensely; "he just adored his wife"
drool over, slobber over - envy without restraint

idolize

verb worship, love, adore, admire, revere, glorify, exalt, look up to, venerate, hero-worship, deify, bow down before, dote upon, apotheosize, worship to excess Naomi idolized her father as she was growing up.

idolize

verb
To regard with great awe and devotion:
Translations
zbožňovat
forgude
bálványoz
dá, dÿrka
çok aşırı derecede sevmektapınmak

idolize

[ˈaɪdəlaɪz] VT (fig) (= worship blindly) → idolatrar

idolize

[ˈaɪdəlaɪz] idolise (British) vt [+ person] → idolâtrer

idolize

vtabgöttisch lieben or verehren, vergöttern; to idolize somethingetw anbeten

idolize

[ˈaɪdəˌlaɪz] vtidolatrare

idol

(ˈaidl) noun
1. an image of a god, which is worshipped. The tribesmen bowed down before their idol.
2. a greatly loved person, thing etc. The singer was the idol of thousands of teenagers.
idolatry (aiˈdolətri) noun
1. the worship of idols.
2. too great admiration, especially of a person.
iˈdolatrous adjective
iˈdolatrously adverb
ˈidolize, ˈidolise verb
to love or admire a person etc greatly or too much. She idolized her older brother.
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