idealize

[ ahy-dee-uh-lahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF idealize

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You idealize her, and are proud of her; and she is worthy of it all.

But again, to idealize these possibilities would be foolish.

If you cannot realize your Ideal, you can at least idealize your Real.

Can you look at me, he asked, putting his hand on hers—can you look at me and think that I could idealize you?

You must not expect fine things of me; you must not idealize me.

For this time she is given not a Novall but a Charalois to idealize.

There are those who idealize the successful and the rich and the lucky.

She has never done him justice, and she thinks I idealize him.

We idealize in fancy because our idealizations in fact are balked.

His patroness directs him to idealize for her "Helen of Troy."

WORD ORIGIN

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

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