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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To regard or represent as ideal.
  • intransitive verb To regard or represent something as ideal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To form ideals.
  • transitive verb To make ideal; to consider as ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to.
  • transitive verb (Fine Arts) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
  • transitive verb to form ideals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To regard something as ideal.
  • verb intransitive To conceive or form an ideal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb consider or render as ideal
  • verb form ideals

Etymologies

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From ideal +‎ -ize

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