Definition of idealize

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  • idealise (0.0%)
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Examples of usage:
  1. He remarks in the preface that he had lived too long abroad not to be aware that a foreigner seldom acquires that knowledge of a country at once flexible and profound which may justify him in endeavoring to idealize its traits - Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne

  2. As a girl and a young woman she had shown a delicate retiring beauty that might have been made much of and in spite of gray hair thirty five years and a somewhat drawn look arising from her discontent one might discover sufficient traces of this fading beauty to idealize her - Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories by Robert Herrick

  3. He knew that what he read was the true interpretation of her speech for in some manner he guessed not how she had begun to idealize him to feel that the touch of these things defiled him - The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009