idolize idolize  /ˈaɪ də ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

  • (v) love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

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Usage(s):

  1. Most of those who idolize the incendiary guerrilla with the star on his beret were born long after his demise and have only the sketchiest knowledge of his goals or his life.
  2. Lilange12U asks: Kareem, my 7th graders often idolize gangsta rappers and strive to be like them.
  3. She's the kind of tough, tart 21st century broad you would expect to idolize a '30s Derby queen: she's armed with a Billy Wilder wit and unafraid to throw elbows.

News

  • Sofia Coppola on Her Reasons For Making 'The Bling Ring,' Casting Emma Watson and Getting to Know Paris Hilton

    After delving into the vacuous lifestyle of a celebrity in "Somewhere," Sofia Coppola tackles celebrity anew in "The Bling Ring," this time from the viewpoint of the teens who idolize them so much that they want to be them. Based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins," her new film stars Emma Watson (sporting an impeccable Valley accent and skimpy outfits that would make Harry ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

Quotes

  1. "It's great that she has someone like Dolly to idolize, someone to look up to," said Billy Ray in a recent phone interview. "Having that type of influence in her life, it's so amazing and so special."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Billy Ray Cyrus Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "I really idolize the way that he plays on the field," said Wilson of Polamalu. "I think he stands out more than any of the other safeties who are playing. He really gets a tremendous amount of my respect and he really deserves a great deal...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Adrian Wilson Source: Edmonton Sun

  3. "That was such a clutch putt at 18. That's why I idolize her," Creamer said. "I look so much up to her. We're so competitive."
    on May 5, 2008 By: Paula Creamer Source: CNN International

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