What does idealize mean?

Definitions for idealizeaɪˈdi əˌlaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word idealize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idealize, idealise(verb)

    consider or render as ideal

    "She idealized her husband after his death"

  2. idealize, idealise(verb)

    form ideals

    "Man has always idealized"


  1. idealize(Verb)

    To regard something as ideal.

  2. idealize(Verb)

    To conceive or form an ideal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Idealize(verb)

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

  2. Idealize(verb)

    to treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2

  3. Idealize(verb)

    to form ideals

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. idaliser.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

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