from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To regard as ideal.
- transitive v. To make or envision as ideal.
- intransitive v. To render something as an ideal.
- intransitive v. To conceive ideals or an ideal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To regard something as ideal.
- v. To conceive or form an ideal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to.
- transitive v. To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
- transitive v. to form ideals.
- intransitive v. To form ideals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make ideal; give form to in accordance with any preconceived ideal; embody in an ideal form: as, to idealize a portrait.
- To form ideals.
- Also spelled idealise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. consider or render as ideal
- v. form ideals
From ideal + -ize (Wiktionary)