overidealize

verb
over·ide·al·ize | \ ˌō-vər-ī-ˈdē-(ə-)ˌlīz \
overidealized; overidealizing

Definition of overidealize 

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: to attribute unrealistically ideal characteristics to (something or someone) tended to overidealize his mother overidealizing the past … the documentary … focuses on creating a complete picture of the sometimes overidealized author to show her for the complicated woman she was. —Karen Shade

First Known Use of overidealize

1852, in the meaning defined above

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