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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Form models and goals; Consider or render as perfect.

Usage examples (36)
  • The artist is said to "idealize" his subject when he represents it as a fairer, nobler, more perfect than it is in reality.
  • Part of the reason we get disproportionately excited sometimes is because we tend to "idealize" a person in the very beginning.
  • Care is also required not to idealize the teacher.
  • "Most women idealize the men they love, honey-girl." for more
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