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.
to represent something in an ideal form.
Pore Over or Pour Over
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Pore Over vs. Pour Over
Since pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.”
Also especially British, i·de·al·ise.
Origin of idealize
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to consider or represent (something) as ideal
(tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
(intr) to form an ideal or ideals
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