ideal

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/aɪˈdɪəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/aɪˈdiəl, aɪˈdil/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ī dēəl, ī dēl)


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ideal

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. is the ideal [situation, solution, choice, outcome]
  2. is a less than ideal [situation]
  3. is the ideal [place, venue, location, candidate]
  4. is ideal for [children, couples, families]
  5. the [situation] is less than ideal
  6. was less than ideal (for)
  7. [this, it] is the ideal time to
  8. ideal to [have, use, help, keep, take]
  9. (only) in an ideal world
  10. looking for the ideal gift (for)
  11. is the ideal candidate [to, for]
  12. an ideal [combination, balance, blend, mix] (of)
  13. my ideal weight [is, would be]
  14. your ideal [partner, man, house, vacation]
  15. the [house, hotel, resort, office, airport] is in an ideal location
n
  1. [economic, social, political] ideals
  2. the [communist, socialist, capitalist, Christian] ideal
  3. share the same ideals
  4. is an outdated ideal
  5. the ideal of [freedom, equality]
  6. [stick to, compromise, go against] your ideals
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