What does idolize mean?

Definitions for idolize
ˈaɪd lˌaɪzidol·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idolize, idolise, worship, hero-worship, revereverb

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

    "Many teenagers idolized the Beatles"


  1. idolizeverb

    To make an idol of, or to worship as an idol.

  2. idolizeverb

    To adore excessively; to revere immoderately.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Idolizeverb

    To love or reverence to adoration.

    Etymology: from idol.

    Those who are generous, humble, just and wise,
    Who not their gold, nor themselves idolize. John Denham.

    Parties, with the greatest violation of Christian unity, denominate themselves, not from the grand author and finisher of our faith, but from the first broacher of their idolized opinions. Decay of Piety.


  1. idolize

    To idolize means to greatly admire, respect, love, or perhaps even worship, someone or something to the extent of considering them as an idol. It includes regarding or treating them with extreme admiration and devotion, often overlooking or ignoring their faults or flaws.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idolizeverb

    to make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt

  2. Idolizeverb

    to love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero

  3. Idolizeverb

    to practice idolatry

Editors Contribution

  1. idolize

    To worship

    The people idolize Gold calf and Jesus disliked that

    Submitted by ayanaclinton129 on October 1, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idolize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idolize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of idolize in a Sentence

  1. Serena Williams:

    When you're young, you really idolize those people. I wanted to do what they did. I was really quiet. I did my own thing, i just tried to copy them.

  2. Nina Gong:

    Consumers no longer idolize international, multinational brands. They like products and brands that speak for them.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    We worship idols, photo frames, artifacts, etc. It's fine. But faith and prayer in action is service to this world in HIS name, try it's more divine. Don't simply idolize, offer all you have and reach out in H I S name and MickeyMize.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    I did have posters of him on my wall and I did idolize him, really, i think if you ask a lot of golfers that are my generation, he was the benchmark. He was the inspiration for us to go out and try to be the best that we could be.

  5. Steve Joordens:

    These guys are on the frontline, making the biggest impact, if they did a good job, if we felt like they're helping us win, we start to idolize them a little.

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