Idolatrize

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Idolatrize To make in idol of; to idolize.
    • v. i Idolatrize To worship idols; to pay idolatrous worship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • idolatrize To worship idols; practise idolatry.
    • idolatrize To adore or worship idolatrously; make an idol of; idolize.
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Usage

In literature:

How the priests who offered the idolatrous sacrifices would rejoice in their illustrious pervert!
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
The people in their obsequious fashion, and with their idolatrous views, would almost have given us divine honours.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
Good Lord how serious and eternal are their idolatrous platts for riches.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Among the semi-civilised, idolatrous inhabitants of the continent, several snakes were objects of worship.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
To me they seem a frigid, unintelligent device, not to say idolatrous.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
On the other side a simple denial of this, and reassertion that the mass is an idolatrous rite, seems to have sufficed for Knox.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
He was charged with leading an idolatrous majority into war upon the rights of property.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
This ended in Solomon's becoming idolatrous himself.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
She never took her eyes from him, and her gaze was idolatrous in its love.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
See him act idolatrously toward his soup.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Nothing idolatrous was carved on it, within or without.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
An idolatrous, rebellious nation had turned into a pious congregation of the Lord, possessed with zeal for the study of the Law.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
After these speeches, a scene followed which gradually assumed shape as an idolatrous ceremonial and greatly horrified me.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Blind and idolatrous tribesman!
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Madelon, pure and pious as an angel, hung upon him with the most idolatrous affection.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
But the emperor and the idolatrous priests were all the more enraged.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
The American people are more idolatrous than any "heathen" nation on earth.
"Labor and Freedom" by Eugene V. Debs
Moreover, it is not to be forgotten that to the Reformers the mass was more than even an idolatrous service.
"John Knox" by Wm. M. Taylor
This is what the apostate, idolatrous and infidel world, in subserviency to the great Adversary and his followers, have over opposed.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
The Church of Rome is not idolatrous, unless Arianism is orthodoxy.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
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In poetry:

O ill-requited bard! neglect
Thy living worth repaid,
And blind idolatrous respect
As much affronts thee dead.
"Stanzas On The Late Indecent Liberties Taken With The Remains Of The Great Milton" by William Cowper
JUSTINA. Thus my lineage I display:--
For thy child I could not be,
Could I without weeping see
This idolatrous display.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
We look up to the stars tonight,
Idolatrous of them,
And dream that Heaven is in sight,
And each a ray of purest light
From some celestial gem
In her bright diadem.
"Of Her Who Died" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Penn State should be applauded for doing the right thing and taking down the idolatrous statue of Joe Paterno.
Islamist militants regard such shrines as idolatrous.
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