a : to give an ideal form or value to
b : to attribute ideal characteristics to <tended to idealize her teachers>
Examples of IDEALIZE
- She tends to idealize her job.
- <he had a tendency to idealize his heroes and believe they could do no wrong>
First Known Use of IDEALIZE
ide·al·ize transitive verb (Medical Dictionary)
ide·al·ized or chiefly British ide·al·isedide·al·iz·ing or chiefly British ide·al·is·ing
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