idealise


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idealise


Past participle: idealised
Gerund: idealising

Imperative
idealise
idealise
Present
I idealise
you idealise
he/she/it idealises
we idealise
you idealise
they idealise
Preterite
I idealised
you idealised
he/she/it idealised
we idealised
you idealised
they idealised
Present Continuous
I am idealising
you are idealising
he/she/it is idealising
we are idealising
you are idealising
they are idealising
Present Perfect
I have idealised
you have idealised
he/she/it has idealised
we have idealised
you have idealised
they have idealised
Past Continuous
I was idealising
you were idealising
he/she/it was idealising
we were idealising
you were idealising
they were idealising
Past Perfect
I had idealised
you had idealised
he/she/it had idealised
we had idealised
you had idealised
they had idealised
Future
I will idealise
you will idealise
he/she/it will idealise
we will idealise
you will idealise
they will idealise
Future Perfect
I will have idealised
you will have idealised
he/she/it will have idealised
we will have idealised
you will have idealised
they will have idealised
Future Continuous
I will be idealising
you will be idealising
he/she/it will be idealising
we will be idealising
you will be idealising
they will be idealising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been idealising
you have been idealising
he/she/it has been idealising
we have been idealising
you have been idealising
they have been idealising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been idealising
you will have been idealising
he/she/it will have been idealising
we will have been idealising
you will have been idealising
they will have been idealising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been idealising
you had been idealising
he/she/it had been idealising
we had been idealising
you had been idealising
they had been idealising
Conditional
I would idealise
you would idealise
he/she/it would idealise
we would idealise
you would idealise
they would idealise
Past Conditional
I would have idealised
you would have idealised
he/she/it would have idealised
we would have idealised
you would have idealised
they would have idealised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.idealise - consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize - interpret romantically; "Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!"
deify - consider as a god or godlike; "These young men deify financial success"
2.idealise - form ideals; "Man has always idealized"
dream up, think up, hatch, concoct, think of - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
Translations
يَجْعَلُ مِثالِيّا
líta á sem fullkominn; fegra

ideal

(aiˈdiəl) adjective
perfect. This tool is ideal for the job I have in mind.
noun
1. a person, thing etc that is looked on as being perfect. She was clever and beautiful – in fact she was his ideal of what a wife should be.
2. a person's standard of behaviour etc. a man of high ideals.
iˈdealist noun
a person having (too) high ideals of behaviour etc.
iˈdealism noun
ˌideaˈlistic (aidiə-) adjective
iˈdealize, iˈdealise verb
to regard as perfect. Children tend to idealize their parents.
iˌdealiˈzation, iˌdealiˈsation noun
iˈdeally adverb
1. perfectly. He is ideally suited to this job.
2. under perfect conditions. Ideally, we should check this again, but we haven't enough time.
References in classic literature ?
The wastage of ill- health seemed to idealise the general character of the features, bringing out the unsuspected nobility of some, the strength of others, and in one case re- vealing an essentially comic aspect.
Willy idealises his worthless sons and neglects his wife for cheap floozies as he moves around New England.