Adjective "idealized" definition and examples

(Idealized may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌɪˈdiːəlʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Regard or represent as perfect or better than in reality.
  1. 'Moral values at the national level are idealized family values projected onto the nation.'
  2. 'They created idealized hierarchies that favored their own group over others.'
  3. 'The competitive environment, idealized in perfect competition, represents the most efficient structure.'
  4. 'Naturalism was one aspect of the wider artifice that expressed the known and unknown world through enhanced, idealized reality.'
  5. 'Even the weather is idealized in consistently sunny, warm conditions, unlike typical mountain weather.'
  6. 'Of course we do think first of the King, the magnificent monarch of a glorified or idealized medieval realm.'
  7. 'So, growing up, I knew that the Hollywood depiction of Indian life was rather idealized.'
  8. 'Yet the villagers are not idealized, but portrayed with all their faults and petty hostilities.'
  9. 'It seems that many people living in the West still live in the simple, polarized westerns of their simpler, more idealized childhoods.'
  10. 'Continuing to measure idealized final outcomes will not enable us to answer these questions.'

More definitions

1. to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence. verb (used without object), idealized, idealizing.

2. to represent something in an ideal form.

More examples(as adjective)

"views can be idealized."

"versions can be idealized."

"images can be idealized."

"pictures can be idealized."

"languages can be idealized."

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Origin

(idealize)