idealize


idealize

verb (used with object), i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing.

  1. to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence.

verb (used without object), i·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing.

  1. to represent something in an ideal form.

verb

  1. to consider or represent (something) as ideal
  2. (tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
  3. (intr) to form an ideal or ideals
v.

1786, probably formed from ideal (adj.) + -ize. Related: Idealized; idealizing.

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