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Definition of idealize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

idealize

 verb
verb
NAmE//aɪˈdiəˌlaɪz//
 
idealize somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they idealize
 
he / she / it idealizes
 
past simple idealized
 
-ing form idealizing
 
 
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to consider or represent someone or something as being perfect or better than they really are It is tempting to idealize the past. an idealized view of married life
idealization
 
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NAmE//aɪˌdiələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable, countable] the idealization of a past golden age
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