idealize

[ahy-dee-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), idealized, idealizing.
1.
to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence.
verb (used without object), idealized, idealizing.
2.
to represent something in an ideal form.
Also, especially British, idealise.


Origin:
1780–90; ideal + -ize

idealizer, noun
overidealize, verb, overidealized, overidealizing.
unidealized, adjective
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idealize or idealise (aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to consider or represent (something) as ideal
2.  (tr) to portray as ideal; glorify
3.  (intr) to form an ideal or ideals
 
idealise or idealise
 
vb
 
i'dealizer or idealise
 
n
 
i'dealiser or idealise
 
n

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Example sentences
When you grow up, and realize that the idealize market place that you have in your head doesn't exist, then we'll talk.
They idealize a time not only as an era of their own life but for the portion
  of the lives of the people among them.
Physicists often simplify or idealize phenomena to make them more amenable to
  an initial mathematical treatment.
We can try to be aware of our need to idealize as well as our need to be
  idealized.
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