Pronunciation: (ī-dē'u-līz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
to make ideal; represent in an ideal form or character; exalt to an ideal perfection or excellence.
to represent something in an ideal form. Also, esp. Brit.,i•de'al•ise".
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