transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to make ideal; think of or represent as ideal
- to regard or show as perfect or more nearly perfect than is true
- to form an ideal or ideals
- to represent things in the manner of an idealist
verbi·de·al·ized, i·de·al·iz·ing, i·de·al·iz·es
To regard or represent as ideal: students who idealize their professors; a book that idealizes rustic living.
To regard or represent something as ideal.
(third-person singular simple present idealizes, present participle idealizing, simple past and past participle idealized)
From ideal + -ize