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idealizeverb [T]

 us   /ɑɪˈdil·ɑɪz, -ˈdi·əˌlɑɪz/
to ​think of or ​represent someone or something as ​perfect: Thoreau ​seemed to idealize the women ​close to him.
(Definition of idealize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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idealizeverb [T]

(UK usually idealise) uk   us   /aɪˈdɪə.laɪz/
idealized
adjective (UK usually idealised) uk   us   /aɪˈdɪə.laɪzd/
The ​filmpresents a very idealized ​view of 19th-century Ireland (= making it ​seem more ​pleasant than it was).
idealization
noun [U] (UK usually idealisation) uk   /aɪˌdɪə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /aɪˌdɪə.ləˈ-/
(Definition of idealize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “idealize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…理想化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…理想化…
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