idealization


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i·de·al·ize

 (ī-dē′ə-līz′)
v. i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing, i·de·al·iz·es
v.tr.
To regard or represent as ideal: students who idealize their professors; a book that idealizes rustic living.
v.intr.
To regard or represent something as ideal.

i·de′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
i·de′al·iz′er n.

idealization

(aɪˌdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

idealisation

n
1. the representation of something as ideal
2. a conception of something that dwells on its advantages and ignores its deficiencies
3. a general theoretical account of natural phenomena that ignores features that are difficult to accommodate within a theory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idealization - a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
2.idealization - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
3.idealization - something that exists only as an idea
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

idealization

noun glorification, worship, exaltation, magnification, ennoblement her idealization of her dead husband
Translations
idealizace
idealisering
eszményítésidealizálás
fegrun, gylling
idealizácia
idealleştirmeülküleştirme

idealization

[ˌaɪdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nidealización f

idealization

[aɪˌdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] idealisation (British) nidéalisation f
Marie's idealisation of her dead husband → l'idéalisation de son mari décédé à laquelle Marie se prêtait

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.

idealization

n (psych) idealización f
References in classic literature ?
The idealization of the sufferer is carried still further in the Gorgias, in which the thesis is maintained, that 'to suffer is better than to do evil;' and the art of rhetoric is described as only useful for the purpose of self-accusation.
But it must always be remembered that in such writing as Comedy and Romance the strict rules of motivation must be relaxed, and indeed in all literature, even in Tragedy, the idealization, condensation, and heightening which are the proper methods of Art require them to be slightly modified.
It is a nice question how far one is helped or hurt by one's idealizations of historical or imaginary characters, and I shall not try to answer it fully.
Abstraction and idealization are both necessary for science, but the second does not describe the world as it is.
Synopsis: Phillip Lopate writes in his introduction to "Every Father's Daughter: Twenty-four Women Writers Remember Their Fathers", what is it about the relationship between fathers and daughters that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not understanding and loving enough?
The author examines such topics as gender relations, Greece according to social anthropologists, the film industry and the rise of a local star system, representation of rural and urban societies, violence, and idealization of the working classes, among other topics.
The change of the party leaders, the appearance of new ideas and reforms in the partisan structures often end painfully and analysts said that the idealization of leaders and the non-existence of internal democracy sometimes lead toward destruction of the party itself.
Idealization tends to lead to ignoring signs of trouble.
Changes in self-perception and behavior, caused by this idealization, can lead to body dissatisfaction, a preoccupation with weight, and other symptoms of eating disorders.
The character of the buildings is portrayed without photographic idealization or embellishment.
Human rights defenders said citizens are concerned about alleged affiliation of politicians with organized crime groups, open mass statements of supporters of leaders of criminal groups, information on ties of law enforcement officers with criminals, intensified idealization of criminal behavior and money extortion among school children and young people.
While it is true that the tip of this process, the suppression of the fact that friendly fire killed Tillman, was a cover-up in the traditional sense of that expression, the other aspects of Tillman's idealization involve a social force much more numinous and powerful than a cover-up--a vast consonance of expectation.