Definitions for idealizeaɪˈdi əˌlaɪz
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consider or render as ideal
"She idealized her husband after his death"
"Man has always idealized"
To regard something as ideal.
To conceive or form an ideal.
to make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life
to treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2
to form ideals
Origin: [Cf. F. idaliser.]
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There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors with no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason and generalize, using labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, and predict. Their best illuminations come from above through the skylight.
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