Synonyms and related words:
accord respect to, admire, adore, adulate, apotheosize, appreciate, belaud, bepraise, bless, blow up, boast of, brag about, celebrate, cherish, cry up, dearly love, defer to, deify, do homage to, do service, dote, emblazon, entertain respect for, esteem, eulogize, exalt, extol, favor, fetish, fetishize, flatter, glorify, hero-worship, hold dear, hold in esteem, hold in reverence, honor, idol, idolatrize, idolify, laud, lionize, look up to, love to distraction, magnify, make much of, overcommend, overesteem, overestimate, overlaud, overpraise, overprize, panegyrize, pay homage to, pay tribute, porter aux nues, praise, prize, puff, puff up, regard, respect, revere, reverence, salute, think highly of, think much of, think well of, treasure, trumpet, value, venerate, worship

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Idolize — I dol*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idolized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idolizing}.] 1. To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt. [1913 Webster] 2. To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Idolize — I dol*ize, v. i. To practice idolatry. [R.] [1913 Webster] To idolize after the manner of Egypt. Fairbairn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idolize — index honor, regard (hold in esteem) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • idolize — (v.) 1590s, from IDOL (Cf. idol) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Idolized; idolizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • idolize — (Amer.) i·dol·ize || aɪdÉ™laɪz v. worship blindly, adore, venerate; worship as an idol (also idolise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idolize — *adore, worship Analogous words: dote, love, *like: venerate, *revere, reverence Contrasted words: *despise, contemn, scorn, disdain: *hate, abhor, detest, loathe, abominate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • idolize — [v] think of very highly; worship admire, adore, apotheosize, bow down, canonize, deify, dote on, exalt, glorify, look up to*, love, put on a pedestal*, revere, reverence, venerate; concepts 10,32 Ant. despise …   New thesaurus

  • idolize — (also idolise) ► VERB ▪ revere or love greatly or excessively. DERIVATIVES idolization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • idolize — [īd′ l īz΄] vt. idolized, idolizing 1. to make an idol of 2. to love or admire excessively; adore vi. to worship idols idolization n …   English World dictionary

  • idolize — v. (D; tr.) to idolize as (she was idolized as a movie star) * * * [ aɪd(ə)laɪz] (D; tr.) to idolize as (she was idolized as a movie star) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • idolize — UK [ˈaɪdəlaɪz] / US [ˈaɪd(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms idolize : present tense I/you/we/they idolize he/she/it idolizes present participle idolizing past tense idolized past participle idolized to think that someone is perfect She… …   English dictionary

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