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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.

idealized

(aɪˈdɪəlaɪzd) or

idealised

adj
portrayed or represented as being ideal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.idealized - exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence
perfect - being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
Translations

idealized

[aɪˈdɪəlaɪzd] idealised (British) adj [image, person] → idéalisé(e)

idealized

adj person, version, landscapeidealisiert; image, viewidealisierend
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
Ever and anon there gleamed across the young man's mind a sense of wonder that he should be walking side by side with the being who had so wrought upon his imagination, whom he had idealized in such hues of terror, in whom he had positively witnessed such manifestations of dreadful attributes,--that he should be conversing with Beatrice like a brother, and should find her so human and so maidenlike.
Sensible despots have never confined that precaution to women: they have taken their whips with them when they have dealt with men, and been slavishly idealized by the men over whom they have flourished the whip much more than by women.
The result was a full page in a Sunday supplement, filled with photographs and idealized drawings of Marian, with many intimate details of Martin Eden and his family, and with the full text of "The Palmist" in large type, and republished by special permission of MACKINTOSH'S MAGAZINE.
And we seem to see at a distance the promise of such a method, which can hardly be any other than the method of idealized experience, having roots which strike far down into the history of philosophy.
As he appears in the poem, Beowulf is an idealized Anglo-Saxon hero, but in origin he may have been any one of several other different things.
And then he thought of her as we think of the dead--in a tender immensity of regret, in a passionate longing for the return of idealized perfections.
Rather than envisioning a long-term process leading to an idealized result, Tirone said that now that his survey teams have the final guidelines, that all states have HCFA-approved Resident Assessment Instruments, and that therefore "the tools are in place to do the surveys; we expect (nursing home) operators to meet those survey requirements.
has revised Best's Idealized Default Matrix, which shows A.
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): Not all boys aspire to have chiselled bodies idealized by popular culture, and instead want an average physique, a new study has found.
A central and ongoing struggle pivoted on the use of its beaches, which pitted bathers and sightseers, who idealized them, against local fishermen, who utilized them as workshops and storage area for their boats, gear, and nets.
This is an excellent production for YAs, one sure to spark lively discussion about the cruelty of bullying and the pressure many feel to meet idealized standards of beauty.