Idealize vs. Idolize

Idealize vs. Idolize — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Idealize and Idolize

Idealizeverb

To regard or represent as ideal

students who idealize their professors.a book that idealizes rustic living.

Idolizeverb

To regard with great or uncritical admiration or devotion.

Idealizeverb

To regard or represent something as ideal.

Idolizeverb

To make an idol of, or to worship as an idol.

Idealizeverb

(transitive) To regard something as ideal.

Idolizeverb

To adore excessively; to revere immoderately.

Idealizeverb

(intransitive) To conceive or form an ideal.

Idolizeverb

love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol;

Many teenagers idolized the Beatles

Idealizeverb

To portray using idealization.

Idealizeverb

consider or render as ideal;

She idealized her husband after his death

Idealizeverb

form ideals;

Man has always idealized