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  • v  consider or render as ideal
    She idealized her husband after his death
  • v  form ideals
    Man has always idealized
  • s  exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence

  • It looks backward to an idealized, romanticized, pseudofeudal world, where knights and ladies morris-dance to Greensleeves.
  • The idealized version is as close to a regular worship service, with its litanies and lessons and blessings, as a family gets outside a sanctuary.
  • An idealized version of those he says are the new heroes, the people most worthy of our respect.
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  • José Lerma's Patron Portraits Come To MCA Chicago (PHOTOS)
    Back in the golden age of civic portraiture, a powerful painting didn't just capture a subject's likeness, but communicated status, power and wealth. Instead of aiming for the truest resemblance, artists created idealized versions heavy on the theatrics.
    July 2, 2013 - The Huffington Post

  • Robert Kennedy in WACH
    Eulogizing his older brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy said, "My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and...
  • Daniel Edwards in USA Today
    I admire her. This is an idealized figure,Edwards said Tuesday in a phone interview from his home, which is near his studio in Moosup, Conn. "Everyone is coming at me with anger and venom, but I depicted her as she has depicted herself -...
  • Meryl Streep in San Francisco Chronicle
    I was doing an idealized version of her and my mother,says Streep, seated at a conference table with Tucci. "My mother had a similar joie de vivre. I wanted to be more like my mother. This is my homage to her."

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