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.
- idealized image,
- ideas of reference,
Origin of idealize
Examples from the Web for idealize
Like many young girls, Flores used to idealize a thinner body.Penthouse Forum’s Kelly Shibari and the Rise of Plus-Size Porn Stars|Aurora Snow|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We idealize in fancy because our idealizations in fact are balked.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
But again, to idealize these possibilities would be foolish.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Antiquity was content to maintain the economic and social status quo or at least to idealize it and maintain it in an ideal form.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law|Roscoe Pound