- to represent something in an ideal form.
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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Word Origin and History for over-idealize
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