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.
2. To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero.
adj : regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a
god); "adored grandchildren"; "an idolized wife" [syn:
adored, idolised, worshipped(a)]