- The definition of idolize is to look up to someone as a hero, or to admire someone excessively.
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.
idolize definition by Webster's New World
to worship idols
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- idolization noun
idolize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb i·dol·ized, i·dol·iz·ing, i·dol·iz·es
- To regard with blind admiration or devotion. See Synonyms at revere1.
- To worship as an idol.
- iˌdol·i·zaˈtion noun
- iˈdol·izˌer noun