Medical Dictionary


vt ide·al·ize
ide·al·ized or chiefly British ide·al·isedide·al·iz·ing or chiefly British ide·al·is·ing

Medical Definition of IDEALIZE

:  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>
ide·al·iza·tion or chiefly British ide·al·isa·tion \ī-ˌdē-(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of IDEALIZE

ide·al·ize or chiefly British ide·al·ise \ī-ˈdē-(ə-)ˌlīz\


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