[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-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ih-den-] /aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ɪˌdɛn-/ noun 1. an act or instance of identifying; the state of being identified. 2. something that identifies a person, animal, or thing: He carries identification with him at all times. 3. Sociology. acceptance as one’s own of the values and interests of a social group. 4. Psychology. […]
[ahy-den-tuh-fahy, ih-den-] /aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-/ verb (used with object), identified, identifying. 1. to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the of: to identify handwriting; to identify the bearer of a check. 2. to serve as a means of for: His gruff voice quickly identified him. 3. to make, represent to […]
[oh-ver-ahy-suh l] /ˌoʊ vərˈaɪ səl/ noun 1. a province in the E Netherlands. Capital: Zwolle. /Dutch oːvərˈɛisəl/ noun 1. a province of the E Netherlands: generally low-lying. Capital: Zwolle. Pop: 1 101 000 (2003 est). Area: 3929 sq km (1517 sq miles)
[ih-maj-uh-nuh-tiv, -ney-tiv] /ɪˈmædʒ ə nə tɪv, -ˌneɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or bearing evidence of : an imaginative tale. 2. of, relating to, or concerned with . 3. given to , as persons. 4. having exceptional powers of . 5. lacking truth; fanciful. /ɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv/ adjective 1. produced by or indicative of a vivid or […]