Meaning of IDEAL in English

IDEAL

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , lofty , noble

Sam was a real leader who had high moral ~s.

▪ unattainable

This is not an unattainable ~.

▪ romantic

romantic ~s of motherhood

▪ traditional

▪ aesthetic , artistic , cultural , ethical , moral , political , social

▪ democratic , liberal , revolutionary , socialist

▪ Platonic

Platonic ~s of beauty

VERB + IDEAL

▪ be committed to , believe in , cling to , embrace , espouse , have , support

They still clung to the old ~s.

▪ share

We obviously share the same ~s.

▪ pursue , strive for

▪ achieve , attain , be true to , conform to , live up to , uphold

A journalist should always live up to the ~s of truth, decency, and justice.

▪ fall short of

This agreement falls far short of the ~.

▪ abandon , betray

She was accused of betraying her political ~s.

▪ embody , reflect , represent

the democratic ~s embodied in the charter

▪ promote

II.

adj.

VERBS

▪ be , look , prove , seem , sound

▪ make sth

The hotel's size makes it ~ for large conferences.

▪ consider sth

ADVERB

▪ absolutely

▪ almost , nearly ( esp. AmE )

▪ hardly , less than

Language learning often takes place in a less than ~ environment.

PREPOSITION

▪ for

The houses are absolutely ~ for families with young children.

Ideal is used with these nouns: ↑ accompaniment , ↑ balance , ↑ base , ↑ candidate , ↑ chance , ↑ choice , ↑ combination , ↑ complement , ↑ compromise , ↑ condition , ↑ destination , ↑ duration , ↑ environment , ↑ fit , ↑ foil , ↑ image , ↑ instrument , ↑ job , ↑ location , ↑ mate , ↑ opportunity , ↑ physique , ↑ place , ↑ position , ↑ replacement , ↑ scenario , ↑ setting , ↑ situation , ↑ solution , ↑ spot , ↑ starting point , ↑ type , ↑ vehicle , ↑ venue , ↑ way , ↑ weather , ↑ weight , ↑ world

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .