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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idolization - the act of admiring stronglyidolization - the act of admiring strongly  
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
glorification - the act of glorifying (as in worship); "the glorification of God"
2.idolization - the act of worshiping blindly and to excess
worship - the activity of worshipping
bardolatry - the idolization of William Shakespeare


The act of adoring, especially reverently:
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