As a noun ideology
is doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group.
As a verb values is
Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group.
The study of the origin and nature of ideas.
Original meaning “study of ideas” (following the etymology), today primarily used to mean “doctrine”. For example “communist ideology” generally refers to “communist doctrine”; study of communist ideas instead being “communist philosophy”, or more clearly “philosophy of communism”; only rarely “ideology of communism”.
a collection of guiding principles; what one deems to be correct and desirable in life, especially regarding personal conduct.
* (a bunch of guiding principles) ethic