Definition of idealize
- tended to idealize her teachers
- portraitists who idealize their subjects
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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: to think of or represent (someone or something) as being perfect
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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