idealize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/aɪˈdɪəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyidealize
he/she/itidealizes
present participleidealizing
past tenseidealized
past participleidealized
  1. to believe or suggest that someone or something is perfect or better than they really are

    The book idealizes Gandhi.

derived word

idealization

 

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/aɪˌdɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularidealization
pluralidealizations