Thesaurus

idealize

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of idealize

to represent or think of as better than reality would warrant
  • he had a tendency to idealize his heroes and believe they could do no wrong

Synonyms for idealize

Words Related to idealize

Near Antonyms for idealize

Antonyms for idealize

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about idealize

Time Traveler for idealize

Time Traveler

The first known use of idealize was in 1786

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Idealize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/idealize. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on idealize

Dictionary: Definition of idealize

Medical Dictionary: Definition of idealize

Spanish Central: Translation of idealize

Nglish: Translation of idealize for Spanish Speakers

Comments on idealize

What made you want to look up idealize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!