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idealize

[ ahy-dee-uh-lahyz ]
/ a瑟藞di 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), i路de路al路ized, i路de路al路iz路ing.
to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence.
verb (used without object), i路de路al路ized, i路de路al路iz路ing.
to represent something in an ideal form.
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Also especially British, i路de路al路ise .

Origin of idealize

First recorded in 1780鈥90; ideal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM idealize

i路de路al路iz路er, nouno路ver路i路de路al路ize, verb, o路ver路i路de路al路ized, o路ver路i路de路al路iz路ing.un路i路de路al路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for idealize

idealize

idealise

/ (a瑟藞d瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to consider or represent (something) as ideal
(tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
(intr) to form an ideal or ideals

Derived forms of idealize

idealizer or idealiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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