Definitions for: Idealize

[v] form ideals; "Man has always idealized"
[v] consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"

Webster (1913) Definition: I*de"al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Idealized; p. pr.
& vb. n. Idealizing.]
1. To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to
attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to
idealize real life.

2. (Fine Arts) To treat in an ideal manner. See
Idealization, 2.

I*de"al*ize, v. i. [Cf. F. id['e]aliser.]
To form ideals.

Synonyms: idealise

See Also: concoct, consider, deify, dream up, glamorize, glamourise, hatch, reckon, regard, romanticise, romanticize, see, think of, think up, view

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