high, lofty, noble

Sam was a real leader who had high moral ideals.


This is not an unattainable ideal.


romantic ideals of motherhood

aesthetic, artistic, cultural, ethical, moral, political, social
democratic, liberal, revolutionary, socialist

Platonic ideals of beauty

be committed to, believe in, cling to, embrace, espouse, have, support

They still clung to the old ideals.


We obviously share the same ideals.

pursue, strive for
achieve, attain, be true to, conform to, live up to, uphold

A journalist should always live up to the ideals of truth, decency, and justice.

fall short of

This agreement falls far short of the ideal.

abandon, betray

She was accused of betraying her political ideals.

embody, reflect, represent

the democratic ideals embodied in the charter

be, look, prove, seem, sound
make sth

The hotel's size makes it ideal for large conferences.

consider sth
almost, nearly (esp. AmE)
hardly, less than

Language learning often takes place in a less than ideal environment.


The houses are absolutely ideal for families with young children.

Ideal is used with these nouns: ↑accompaniment, ↑balance, ↑base, ↑candidate, ↑chance, ↑choice, ↑combination, ↑complement, ↑compromise, ↑condition, ↑destination, ↑duration, ↑environment, ↑fit, ↑foil, ↑image, ↑instrument, ↑job, ↑location, ↑mate, ↑opportunity, ↑physique, ↑place, ↑position, ↑replacement, ↑scenario, ↑setting, ↑situation, ↑solution, ↑spot, ↑starting point, ↑type, ↑vehicle, ↑venue, ↑way, ↑weather, ↑weight, ↑world

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • IDEAL — is an Internet payment method in The Netherlands, based on online banking. Introduced in 2005, this payment method allows customers to buy securely on the Internet using direct online transfers from their bank account. iDEAL processed in 2007 15… …   Wikipedia

  • IDEAL — Gründung 1980 Auflösung 1983 Genre Neue Deutsche Welle Gründungsmitglieder Gesang, Keyboard Annette Humpe Bass, Gesang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Ideal — may refer to:* Ideal (ethics), values that one actively pursues as goals * Platonic ideal, a philosophical idea of trueness of form, associated with PlatoIn mathematics* Ideal (ring theory), special subsets of a ring considered in abstract… …   Wikipedia

  • Ideal — (von lateinisch idealis; griechisch/lateinisch ιδέα/idea: die Idee; Adjektiv bzw. Adverb: ideal) steht für: Ideal (Philosophie), ästhetischer Begriff. ein Ideales Objekt in der Physik, siehe Idealisierung (Physik) Ideal (Band), eine Musikband aus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ideal J — Idéal J était un groupe de rap français originaire du département du Val de Marne, très actif dans les années 1990. Le groupe s est dissout en 2001, après le décès d un des amis du groupe en 1999. Sommaire 1 Biographie 1.1 Formation du groupe 1.2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ideal — IDEÁL, Ă, ideali, e, adj., IDEÁL, idealuri, s.n. 1. adj. Care atinge perfecţiunea; perfect, desăvârşit. 2. adj. Care ţine de domeniul ideilor, privitor la gândire; care există numai în mintea, în închipuirea omului; spiritual, imaterial. 3. s.n.… …   Dicționar Român

  • ideał — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. ideałale, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} wzorzec doskonałości, stanowiący podstawę porównywania i oceniania kogoś, czegoś : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Ideał piękna. Ideał nauczyciela. Bliski ideału. Ideał kobiety.… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • ideal — adjetivo 1. Que sucede sólo en el pensamiento o en la imaginación, o que no tiene existencia física o real: Si trazas una línea ideal, comprobarás que el delantero estaba en situación de fuera de juego. Su escultura refleja su obsesión por la… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Ideal — I*de al, a. [L. idealis: cf. F. id[ e]al.] 1. Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge. [1913 Webster] 2. Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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