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Definitions for idealize
aɪˈdi əˌlaɪzide·al·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. idealize, idealiseverb

    consider or render as ideal

    "She idealized her husband after his death"

  2. idealize, idealiseverb

    form ideals

    "Man has always idealized"

Wiktionary

  1. idealizeverb

    To regard something as ideal.

  2. idealizeverb

    To conceive or form an ideal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idealizeverb

    to make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life

    Etymology: [Cf. F. idaliser.]

  2. Idealizeverb

    to treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2

    Etymology: [Cf. F. idaliser.]

  3. Idealizeverb

    to form ideals

    Etymology: [Cf. F. idaliser.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of idealize in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of idealize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of idealize in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    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.

  2. Nefertiti Walker:

    We as a society absolutely idealize what the perfect athlete looks like, which is male and most often white, i think that those who are coming to support college athletics through name, image, likeness-type contracts, they're going to be falling victim to these same sort of racialized gender biases. There's also going to be a bias for those who appear to be most straight.

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