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
Mathematically, fundamental particles are idealized as point particles, which is to say that, as far as we can tell, they have no meaningfully discernible spatial extent, or substructure, at all.A Breakthrough in Measuring the Building Blocks of Nature - Facts So Romantic|Subodh Patil|January 8, 2021|Nautilus
Americans often idealize scientists as unbiased, objective observers.Few people knew female birds had unique songs—until women started studying them|By Omland, Rose & Odom/The Conversation|September 28, 2020|Popular Science
I’m always wary of idealizing certain periods in the past, and I think there were a lot of problems in that time.Writer Anand Giridharadas on tech’s billionaires: “Are they even on the same team as us?”|Connie Loizos|September 25, 2020|TechCrunch
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
A friendship had arisen between them, which the years had idealized rather than impaired.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He idealized human beauty, and imitated Nature to the minutest details.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
You'll say I idealized her; possibly I did, but there she is.Wayside Courtships|Hamlin Garland
But now the smithy was not merely idealized, it was transformed.
In all his poems, he has idealized fidelity and constancy in love.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli