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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idolizer - a lover blind with admiration and devotion
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
2.idolizer - a person who worships idolsidolizer - a person who worships idols    
gentile, heathen, infidel, pagan - a person who does not acknowledge your god
idolatress - a woman idolater
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References in classic literature ?
The most bigoted idolizers of State authority have not thus far shown a disposition to deny the national judiciary the cognizances of maritime causes.
Hollander writes in the new introduction, with a sly glance at the German code-machine, that "Pound's poetry and its enigmas meant a great deal to me when I began to write," and adds "but I was never an idolizer." I think one of the enigmas to continue to haunt Hollander's imagination was "An Object," which I quote in full:
In no way was he an unconditional idolizer of worldly pursuits.
An ardent Marxist and idolizer of Mao Zedong, whom he claims to have met, (he carries a tiny icon said to be a gift from the Chinese leader), Guzman concluded that Peru was a corrupt and backward society and vowed to reform it into a Marxist state by means of armed revolution.
Reagan could confess to being a fanatic New Dealer and an idolizer of FDR while passing off the former as the result of political inexperience.