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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Agreeing with previous philosophers that questions of idealization are of central importance in all the major areas of philosophy, Appiah seeks to stimulate more people to consider these questions over a wider range--indeed a range so wide, he says, than any one person could reasonally cover in a lifetime, but to provide an overview of territory that will take many narrower focuses to explore adequately.
Features ofrecent sediments and ancient sedimentary rocks can be combined and considered into idealization or models that characterize particular sedimentary environments.
Galileo, in substance, is telling us that that in order to investigate scientific phenomena we must turn our gaze to a new theoretical procedure no longer based on Aristotelian abstraction but on what modern philosophers of science call idealization.
There we read that the Romantic idealization of the novel's protagonist "developed in eighteenth-century England, from approximately 1740 onwards .
While Lefkowitz's essay is filled with telling descriptions of the state of Jewish life in America today and a historically accurate portrait of this community's history, his idealization of a hollow religious life, where religious action has no internal meaning whatsoever, is intellectually shallow and functionally unsustainable.
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.