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synonyms for idolize

  • admire
  • adore
  • revere
  • venerate
  • apotheosize
  • canonize
  • deify
  • exalt
  • glorify
  • love
  • reverence
  • bow down
  • dote on
  • look up to
  • put on a pedestal
See also synonyms for: idolized
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antonyms for idolize

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  • abhor
  • condemn
  • despise
  • detest
  • hate
  • castigate
  • criticize
  • debase
  • degrade
  • humiliate
  • lower
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How to use idolize in a sentence

I idolize the profundity of Keatsian love letters, but on most days, affection is best communicated over a video call, watching my partner roll his eyes at my suggestion of the next trash TV we should watch.
SHALL WE, 5G? THE HIGH-SPEED NETWORK CHANGING YOUR WORLDSOHINI DAS GUPTAAUGUST 23, 2021OZY
The first issue is that idolizing professional athletes is bad for everyone.
SIMONE BILES MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN, TOO.WTAYLORJULY 28, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
If they want to idolize him, let them do it on private property.
THE CONFEDERACY’S FINAL RESTING PLACEMARC FISHERMAY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He idolized running back LaDainian Tomlinson, and even though his parents made sure to keep him involved in other activities — baseball, soccer, track — football spoke to him in ways no other sport could.
JAMIN DAVIS BEGAN LAST SEASON OFF THE NFL’S RADAR. IN A FEW WEEKS, HE COULD BE A FIRST-ROUND PICK.NICKI JHABVALAAPRIL 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Brina, internalizing the racism of her peers, idolized her father and was “cruel” to her mother.
A RETURN TO THE OKINAWA SHE NEVER KNEWAKEMI JOHNSONAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There’s no reason to keep idolizing an old god just because it knows how to satisfy our cravings for salt, sugar and fat.
THE MCRIB IS BACK AT MCDONALD’S, AND AFTER A TASTE, I STILL DON’T GET ITS CULT APPEALTIM CARMANDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His younger brother, Rye, doesn’t feel the same enthusiasm for the cause, but he idolizes Gig and follows him to a free speech rally that gets them both beaten and arrested.
‘THE COLD MILLIONS,’ JESS WALTER’S CELEBRATION OF FORGOTTEN HEROES, IS ONE OF THE MOST CAPTIVATING NOVELS OF THE YEARRON CHARLESOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He looked as if his division might idolize him, as it was said they did.
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What was becoming weirdly clear was that these two really did idolize M1k3y, and that they'd do anything I said.
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He does so, and finds there a little girl, whom he believes to be his own child, and whom he at once begins to idolize.
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