Meaning of IDEALIZE in English

IDEALIZE

(~s, idealizing, ~d)

Note: in BRIT, also use 'idealise'

If you ~ something or someone, you think of them, or represent them to other people, as being perfect or much better than they really are.

People ~ the past...

VERB: V n

~d

...an idealised image of how a parent should be...

ADJ: usu ADJ n

idealization (idealizations)

...Marie’s idealisation of her dead husband.

N-VAR

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