idealize ideal·ize vt

idealize ideal·ize vt
[aɪ'dɪəˌlaɪz]
idealizzare

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  • idealize — idealizer, n. /uy dee euh luyz /, v., idealized, idealizing. v.t. 1. to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence. v.i. 2. to represent something in an ideal form. Also, esp. Brit., idealise.… …   Universalium

  • Idealize — I*de al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idealized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idealizing}.] 1. To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idealize — (v.) 1786, probably formed from IDEAL (Cf. ideal) (adj.) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Idealized; idealizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • idealize — (Amer.) i de·al·ize || aɪ dɪəlaɪz v. make ideal; represent as the embodiment of perfection; view someone or something as ideal, romanticize (also idealise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idealize — ide·al·ize or chiefly Brit ide·al·ise ī dē (ə ).līz vt, ized or chiefly Brit ised; iz·ing or chiefly Brit is·ing to give ideal form or value to: attribute ideal characteristics of excellence to <constantly shifting moods and a tendency to… …   Medical dictionary

  • idealize — i•de•al•ize [[t]aɪˈdi əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) to consider or represent as having qualities of ideal perfection or excellence 2) to represent in an ideal form or character 3) to represent something in an ideal form • Etymology: 1780–90 i•de …   From formal English to slang

  • Idealized — Idealize I*de al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idealized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idealizing}.] 1. To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Idealizing — Idealize I*de al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idealized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idealizing}.] 1. To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idealizes — idealize (Amer.) i de·al·ize || aɪ dɪəlaɪz v. make ideal; represent as the embodiment of perfection; view someone or something as ideal, romanticize (also idealise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idealizing — idealize (Amer.) i de·al·ize || aɪ dɪəlaɪz v. make ideal; represent as the embodiment of perfection; view someone or something as ideal, romanticize (also idealise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • idealized — adj. made ideal; represented as the embodiment of perfection; viewed as ideal, romanticized idealize (Amer.) i de·al·ize || aɪ dɪəlaɪz v. make ideal; represent as the embodiment of perfection; view someone or something as ideal, romanticize …   English contemporary dictionary

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