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English definition of “idol”

idol

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈaɪdəl/
PERSON someone that you admire and respect very much: a pop/sporting idol Heroes and cowards
GOD a picture or object that people pray to as part of their religionReligious practices
idolize (also UK -ise) verb [T] to admire and respect someone very muchShowing respect and admiration
(Definition of idol from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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