Simple Definition of idealize
: to think of or represent (someone or something) as being perfect
Full Definition of idealize
Examples of idealize
She tends to idealize her job.
<he had a tendency to idealize his heroes and believe they could do no wrong>
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Medical Definition of idealize
ide·al·ized or chiefly British ide·al·isedide·al·iz·ing or chiefly British ide·al·is·ing
: to give ideal form or value to : attribute ideal characteristics of excellence to <constantly shifting moods and a tendency to idealize or devalue other people—Harvard Mental Health Letter>
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