verb[with object] (often as adjective idealized)
Regard or represent as perfect or better than in reality: Helen’s idealized accounts of their life together
More example sentences
- Naturalism was one aspect of the wider artifice that expressed the known and unknown world through enhanced, idealized reality.
- The film is narrated collectively by a group of neighborhood boys, now older, who idolized and idealized the five girls.
- On the one hand, there are idealized good men like her father and Palmer.
- Example sentences
- Orwell was indeed unsociable, anti-feminist and homophobic, but only ambiguously anti-Semitic, and by no means such a dewy-eyed idealiser of the plebs as some have imagined.
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