[ahy-dee-uh-lahyz] /aɪˈdi əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), idealized, idealizing.
to make ; represent in an form or character; exalt to an perfection or excellence.
verb (used without object), idealized, idealizing.
to represent something in an form.
to consider or represent (something) as ideal
(transitive) to portray as ideal; glorify
(intransitive) to form an ideal or ideals
1786, probably formed from ideal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Idealized; idealizing.
[ahy-dee-uh-liz-uh m] /aɪˈdi əˌlɪz əm/ noun 1. the cherishing or pursuit of high or noble principles, purposes, goals, etc. 2. the practice of idealizing. 3. something idealized; an ideal representation. 4. Fine Arts. treatment of subject matter in a work of art in which a mental conception of beauty or form is stressed, characterized usually […]
[ahy-dee-al-i-tee] /ˌaɪ diˈæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural idealities. 1. quality or character. 2. capacity to idealize. 3. Philosophy. existence only in idea and not in reality.
[ahy-dee-uh-lis-tik, ahy-dee-uh-] /aɪˌdi əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌaɪ di ə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to or . adj. 1829; see idealist + -ic.
[ahy-dee-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /aɪˌdi ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of something. 2. Psychoanalysis. a mental mechanism, operating consciously or unconsciously, in which one person overestimates an admired attribute of another. /aɪˌdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. the representation of something as ideal 2. a conception of something that dwells on its advantages and ignores its […]