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v. i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing, i·de·al·iz·es
To regard or represent as ideal: students who idealize their professors; a book that idealizes rustic living.
To regard or represent something as ideal.

i·de′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
i·de′al·iz′er n.
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This System has the name of its idealizer, Charles Kasiel Bliss (1897-1985).
Archimedes success used the idealizer to his scientific experiments.
extrudes or detotalizes them or the idealizer from the rest of the world--producing a split in the world, including an implicit, inconsistent void and compromised ontology" (p.
A diferencia del hijo "natural" que intenta denigrar a los padres biologicos para idealizer otros superiores que en su fantasia son sus verdaderos padres.
The main theme connecting these articles is that unscientific and subjective reasons have been used in support of a century-long, institutionalized, public understanding of Lazarevic as a defender and idealizer of patriarchy.