- to represent something in an ideal form.
Also especially British, i·de·al·ise.
Origin of idealize
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Examples from the Web for idealise
Surely you idealise him, Mark, and see in him the reflection of your own good self.A Bottle in the Smoke
My audiences reacted on me until I am afraid I came to idealise unpardonably.Sonia Married
They are not to blame because the bards have, with one accord, combined to idealise them.Birds of the Plains
You must not think too much of me, idealise me or anything of that kind——'Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Mary Elizabeth Carter
I will idealise you until you besmirch yourself—but you are no child, to do that unknowingly.The Barrier
- to consider or represent (something) as ideal
- (tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
- (intr) to form an ideal or ideals
Word Origin and History for idealise
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