verb (used with object), i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for idealise
Idealise her as he might, see all that was best in her as he tried to, she remained common and commonplace enough.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
You idealise the fair ones of Great Poland in a way they do not deserve.Napoleon's Letters to Josephine|Henry Foljambe Hall
I have known many African tribes between Dahomey and Zululand too well to idealise them into "the noble savage."Essays in Rebellion|Henry W. Nevinson
They are not to blame because the bards have, with one accord, combined to idealise them.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
They treat women rather well in his country—in fact, they seem to idealise them now and then.For Jacinta|Harold Bindloss