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idealize

verb

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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

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The first known use of idealize was in 1786

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“Idealize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/idealize. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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