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idealize

transitive verb ide·al·ize

Medical Definition of idealize

idealized or chiefly British idealised; idealizing or chiefly British idealising

  1. :  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>

idealization or chiefly British idealisation \ī-ˌdē-(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of idealize

or chiefly British idealise \ī-ˈdē-(ə-)ˌlīz\play


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