When a little sister looks up to a big brother and thinks he is perfect and can do no wrong, this is an example of when she idolizes him.
- to make an idol of
- to love or admire excessively; adore
transitive verbi·dol·ized, i·dol·iz·ing, i·dol·iz·es
- To regard with great or uncritical admiration or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
- To worship as an idol.
(third-person singular simple present idolizes, present participle idolizing, simple past and past participle idolized)
idol + -ize