Pronunciation: (īd'l-īz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to regard with blind adoration, devotion, etc.
2. to worship as a god.
to practice idolatry: to idolize as did ancient Greece and Rome. Also, esp. Brit.,i'dol•ise".
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