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idolize someone or something as something

to worship or adore someone or something as being something. We all idolized Jim as our hero. They idolized wealth as a cure for all their ills.
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Last night Idolize manager Neil Wylie said: 'These guys will be huge.
As the first President to idolize Elvis Presley and have a favorite Beatle (Paul, I regret to report), Clinton raises generational and class anxieties about baby boomers actually coming into power.
I'm not saying that Jean-Michel didn't idolize Charlie Parker or that there wasn't a dark side to his life.
It's the big leaguers who kids idolize and try to emulate.
Mom doesn't approve of his gruff, take-charge manner, but Philippe quickly comes to idolize Yvan.
Nearly three years later, the toddlers idolize their big brother, fight over the center car seat and possess a sense of teamwork - they help each other scale the safety gates intended to keep them out of certain rooms of the family's Valencia home.
People don't want to think that the person they idolize can be a horrible human being.
I have never idolized another human being in my life, but I have come to idolize this woman after spending more than three years watching all the incredible things she has done in the community,'' said volunteer Sylvia Leaf.