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verb as in romanticize

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Despite being aware that I was prone to cognitive biases, I still idealized Taiwan, ignoring the unbearably hot summers and the concrete buildings stained from countless rainstorms.

Looking back at the fevered pace of our footprints over the past 175 years, we tend to idealize the modesty of theirs.

It’s part of the function of a very active imagination, to sort of idealize your world and to think yourself into this romance.

Like many young girls, Flores used to idealize a thinner body.

Take note of the characteristics which are peculiar to your model, and use them; do not change them nor idealize them.

Once settled on the new land, however, immigrants inevitably remember and idealize the home they have left.

When Dora is married he will idealize her, and assure himself that her marriage is the tragedy of both their lives.

Love is their chief motive,they either idealize or degrade it,and of the love we women long for most, they have no conception.

The bubble of her imagining of Lawson was pricked for the moment by it; it is hard to idealize what another despises.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idealize, such as: glorify, admire, dream, rhapsodize, and put on a pedestal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.