To idolize someone is to think of them as a perfect example of what you want to be. You might idolize a celebrity, politician, or other person, and you might try to imitate their behavior.

  • She idolizes celebrities and tries to dress like them.

  • He idolizes his father, and he wants to be just like him.

Definition of idolize


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


hero-worship, idolise, revere, worship

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Example Sentences for idolize

  • 1

    Idolatry is the worship of idols.

  • 2

    The idol receives the daily worship in the temple.

  • 3

    The idol receives the share of the daily worship in the temple.

  • 4

    He idolizes the principles of mathmatics.

  • 5

    The Mexican idol died intestate.

  • 6

    The children really idolize the characters.

  • 7

    The idol here is unique and is earthy.

  • 8

    The idol of this Goddess is very gorgeous.

  • 9

    The idol was dressed in the modern fashion.

  • 10

    They used it to stab the idol in the back.