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Consider or render as ideal.  Synonym: idealize.
Form ideals.  Synonym: idealize.

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"Idealise" Quotes from Famous Books

... the wonder was that she had borne the weight so long, always expecting, always dreading, stabbed in the tenderest affection; with for confidant an enemy and for stay an ignorant! Viewed through the medium of the man's love, which can so easily idealise where it rests, the love of the daughter for the mother, that must have touched and softened the hardest—or so, but for the case of Basterga, one would have judged—seemed so holy, so beautiful, so pure a thing that the young man felt that, ...
— The Long Night • Stanley Weyman

... usually accorded to Ravenshoe among Kingsley's novels is merited more by the soundness of its plot than by the naturalness of its characters. It was the author's first essay in pure romance, and, with Henry Kingsley, to build character from imagination was always largely, sometimes extravagantly, to idealise. He loved to people old country houses with walking mysteries, to unravel tangled genealogies, and discover secrets of youthful folly, to apportion property to rightful heirs, and endow his characters with a superhuman generosity. When Charles ...
— Australian Writers • Desmond Byrne

Words linked to "Idealise" :   romanticise, glamourise, idealisation, see, consider, hatch, deify, dream up, think up, glamorize, concoct, view, idealize, ideal, reckon, think of, romanticize, regard

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