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idolater
American English: /aɪˈdɑlədər/
British English: /ʌɪˈdɒlətə/

Translation of idolater in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • In the eyes of idolaters, the idol was seen neither as the source of their existence nor as the source of their well-being.
    • They were not idolaters as some religiously intolerant groups might suggest; no learned people actually worshipped the sun as God literally.
    • In other words, I would say that idolatry not only dishonors God and demeans the idolater; it ultimately leads to the destruction of the hapless idol itself.

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