Idealized
Idealize I*de"al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Idealized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Idealizing}.] 1. To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) To treat in an ideal manner. See {Idealization}, 2. [1913 Webster]

3. to form ideals. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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