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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM idealizei·de·al·iz·er, nouno·ver·i·de·al·ize, verb, o·ver·i·de·al·ized, o·ver·i·de·al·iz·ing.un·i·de·al·ized, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for idealize
Unlike any other show, no relationship is idealized above any other.What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is always a preceding generation, or an idealized time in our personal histories.
The photograph shook up the idea of a model American family during a time when the picture-perfect family was idealized.Garry Winogrand’s American Hustle Comes To The Met|Justin Jones|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet if the selfie is the most idealized image of the self, then Cubitt has worked to break through that frozen representation.'Hysterical Literature': Women Who Read Until Orgasm|Rich Goldstein|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The transformative process “should not be trivialized or idealized,” Miller said.Diplomats from Around the World Join Forces to Train Young Israeli, Palestinian Leaders|Lauren Gelfond Feldinger|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are either ideal figures, or groups where at least the central figure is idealized and commonly known.Art Principles|Ernest Govett
Now that I had exaggerated them, I had idealized, so to speak, in the reverse direction.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
An idealized past becomes the refuge and solace of the spirit; present-day concerns are found sordid, and unworthy of attention.Democracy and Education|John Dewey
These idealized objects, however, are not concepts—they are percepts reproduced by the memory.The Art of Logical Thinking|William Walker Atkinson
I idealized them as the bravest and most generous men that ever sought a home in a strange land.Story of My Life|Helen Keller