- to make a fetish of
- to treat with unwarranted respect; overvalue
transitive verbfet·ish·ized, fet·ish·iz·ing, fet·ish·iz·es
To make a fetish of: “The art of cooking is fetishized in coffee-table cookbooks and on television shows” (Paul Roberts).
(third-person singular simple present fetishizes, present participle fetishizing, simple past and past participle fetishized)
fetish + -ize