Definition of idealize
idealizationplay \ī-ˌdē-(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
idealizerplay \ī-ˈdē-(ə-)ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of idealize in a Sentence
She tends to idealize her job.
he had a tendency to idealize his heroes and believe they could do no wrong
Recent Examples of idealize from the Web
But Christians don’t own a monopoly on forgiveness, a universal principle that humans have long idealized.
But here’s the thing: the time these people are idealizing—the time when women couldn’t leave marriages—was horrible.
Like hip-hop in the U.S., the songs have found traction amongst young people in Mexico who aren’t necessarily involved with the drug war but idealize the power and opportunities associated with the narco-traffickers.
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First Known Use of idealize
IDEALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of idealize for English Language Learners
: to think of or represent (someone or something) as being perfect
Medical Definition of idealize
idealizedor chiefly British
idealizingor chiefly British
idealizationor chiefly British
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