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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.

idealize

(aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz) or

idealise

vb
1. to consider or represent (something) as ideal
2. (tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
3. (intr) to form an ideal or ideals
iˈdealˌizer, iˈdealˌiser n

i•de•al•ize

(aɪˈdi əˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to consider or represent as having qualities of ideal perfection or excellence.
2. to represent in an ideal form or character.
v.i.
3. to represent something in an ideal form.
[1780–90]
i•de`al•i•za′tion, n.
i•de′al•iz`er, n.

idealize


Past participle: idealized
Gerund: idealizing

Imperative
idealize
idealize
Present
I idealize
you idealize
he/she/it idealizes
we idealize
you idealize
they idealize
Preterite
I idealized
you idealized
he/she/it idealized
we idealized
you idealized
they idealized
Present Continuous
I am idealizing
you are idealizing
he/she/it is idealizing
we are idealizing
you are idealizing
they are idealizing
Present Perfect
I have idealized
you have idealized
he/she/it has idealized
we have idealized
you have idealized
they have idealized
Past Continuous
I was idealizing
you were idealizing
he/she/it was idealizing
we were idealizing
you were idealizing
they were idealizing
Past Perfect
I had idealized
you had idealized
he/she/it had idealized
we had idealized
you had idealized
they had idealized
Future
I will idealize
you will idealize
he/she/it will idealize
we will idealize
you will idealize
they will idealize
Future Perfect
I will have idealized
you will have idealized
he/she/it will have idealized
we will have idealized
you will have idealized
they will have idealized
Future Continuous
I will be idealizing
you will be idealizing
he/she/it will be idealizing
we will be idealizing
you will be idealizing
they will be idealizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been idealizing
you have been idealizing
he/she/it has been idealizing
we have been idealizing
you have been idealizing
they have been idealizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been idealizing
you will have been idealizing
he/she/it will have been idealizing
we will have been idealizing
you will have been idealizing
they will have been idealizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been idealizing
you had been idealizing
he/she/it had been idealizing
we had been idealizing
you had been idealizing
they had been idealizing
Conditional
I would idealize
you would idealize
he/she/it would idealize
we would idealize
you would idealize
they would idealize
Past Conditional
I would have idealized
you would have idealized
he/she/it would have idealized
we would have idealized
you would have idealized
they would have idealized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.idealize - 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.idealize - 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"

idealize

verb romanticize, glorify, exalt, worship, magnify, ennoble, deify, put on a pedestal, apotheosize People often idealize the past.
Translations
idealizovat
idealisere
ihannoida
eszményítidealizál
líta á sem fullkominn; fegra
idealizovať
idealleştirmek

idealize

[aɪˈdɪəlaɪz] VTidealizar

idealize

[aɪˈdɪəlaɪz] idealise (British) vtidéaliser
People idealize the past → Les gens idéalisent le passé.

idealize

idealize

[aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz] vtidealizzare

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 ?
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.
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.
Thus Chalmers' scrutability theses involve idealizations for the subject.
Zarkani not only produces her practical and sleek designs, but also helps to bring to life one's bag idealizations.
In part, MacFaul responds to critics such as Lorna Hutson and Laurie Shannon, whose work suggests that idealizations of friendship as an affective space of equal relations between men in Humanist writings presaged new forms of early modern subjectivity.
Abstractions are true insofar as they describe the world, but idealizations are true in part because of their utility.
His purpose is to understand the poems better, to underscore the power of their idealizations, and to set the poetic myths in a human complexity of ambivalence and conflict.
What is less known is that he was feared by tribal foes as he was honored by his friends: this survey corrects idealizations of his nature and life and uses a rang of sources outside of the usual biographical world to reveal his personality.
His resulting cross-historical urban idealizations become stand-ins for the architect's perpetual, dreamy dissatisfaction, and architectural drawings become a kind of elaborate form of complaint: "Oh, if only things were different
In the nineteenth century, her subject, the French Atlantic Bassin d'Arcachon--a collection of beaches, a set of high dunes, a large salt water marsh surrounding agricultural land, and its associated fishing community--became the object of utopian plans, romantic idealizations, economic profits, and government inquiries.
The articles, some of which are based on lectures, include such topics as how the new classical macroeconomics responds to the "Lucas critique," why idealized models in economics have limited use, a response by the late Amos Funkenstein to Nancy Cartright's arguments for the primacy of the notion of capacity, the generalization of evolutionary theory by abstraction, the influence of analogical reasoning, the role of idealizations in physical theory, a systematic proposal for sorting out idealization and abstraction, a case study from China, inferential relations between sentences (yes, the IRS), theory structure, and minimal realism.