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Noun: hero worship  'heer-ow'wur-ship
  1. Admiration for great men (or their memory)
Verb: hero-worship (hero-worshipped,hero-worshipping, or [US] hero-worshiped,hero-worshiping)  'heer-ow,wur-ship
  1. Love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol
    - idolize, idolise [Brit], worship, revere

Derived forms: hero-worships, hero-worshipping, hero-worshipped

Type of: admiration, adore, esteem

Encyclopedia: Hero worship