over- + idealize
overidealize (third-person singular simple present overidealizes, present participle overidealizing, simple past and past participle overidealized)
- (transitive) To idealize to too great an extent.
2007 August 5, Kristin Hohenadel, “A French Actress’s Life on Screen. Kind Of.”, in New York Times:
“He’s an American who overidealizes Paris as a sort of idyllic political and cultural mecca,” Mr. Goldberg said by phone.