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English verb: idealize

1. idealize (cognition) consider or render as ideal

SamplesShe idealized her husband after his death.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)deify, glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize

2. idealize (cognition) form ideals

SamplesMan has always idealized.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up

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