Meaning of IDEALIZE in English


i ‧ deal ‧ ize BrE AmE ( also idealise British English ) /aɪˈdɪəlaɪz/ verb [transitive]

to imagine or represent something or someone as being perfect or better than they really are:

Society continues to idealize the two-parent family.

an idealized view of marriage

—idealization /aɪˌdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable and countable]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.