verb(hero-worship) [with object]
Admire (someone) excessively.
- She was a devoted mother who hero-worshipped her children, and they similarly worshipped her.
- In the global village of the 21st century, footie fans have become ambassadors for their country as they track their beloved teams and hero-worshipped players across the world.
- That's what happened to City fan Paul Butler, who during the 1980s hero-worshipped Keith Walwyn to such an extent he even wrote a song about him and sent it to the City legend.
- Example sentences
- They are hero-worshippers that follow the impressive older animals about, in the process learning the locations of the seasonal grazing areas they use.
- And courtesy Bhandarkar, a nation of hero-worshippers got a peek into the life of their icons, but what they saw were only feet of clay.
- Yes, all heroic exaltation is dangerous, but the danger is not to the hero-worshipers, but to the hero.
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Syllabification: he·ro wor·ship
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