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Definition of idealize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

idealize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they idealize
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it idealizes
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple idealized
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzd//
 
past participle idealized
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form idealizing
BrE BrE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈdiːəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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idealize somebody/something to consider or represent somebody/something as being perfect or better than they really are It is tempting to idealize the past. an idealized view of married life
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: idealize