Synonyms for Idolize:

n.

worship the ground someone walks on, care for, fall for, smother, dote on, long. sacred. glorify (noun)
canonize.
idolize (noun)
idolise, worship, hero worship, revere.

v.

flatter (verb)
compliment, adulate, kowtow, fawn, flatter, extol, cajole.
idolize (verb)
admire, deify, adore, glorify, worship, venerate, consecrate, revere.
love (verb)
love, care, cherish, infatuate, like, desire.
think of very highly; worship (verb)
admire, revere, exalt, glorify, love, dote on, adore, venerate, deify, canonize.
worship (verb)
devote, pray, dignify, respect, exalt.

Other synonyms:

dote on. love
love.
saint
canonize.
Other relevant words:
canonize, hero worship, dote on, idolise.

Usage examples for idolize

  1. I say, then, shall we cling to the mere forms or idolize the name of Union, when its blessings are lost, after its spirit has fled? – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  2. I know a few plantations, however, where the owners will not allow their negroes to be arrested without the officer first consulting them, and these negroes idolize these white men as gods, and so far not one of these negroes has gone north. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott