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mythologize

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verb my·thol·o·gize \mi-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz\

Simple Definition of mythologize

  • : to talk about or describe (someone or something) as a subject that deserves to be told about in a myth or legend : to make (someone or something) seem great or heroic

Full Definition of mythologize

my·thol·o·gizedmy·thol·o·giz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to explain the mythological significance of

  3. 2 :  to build a myth around :  mythicize

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to relate, classify, and explain myths

  6. 2 :  to create or perpetuate myths

my·thol·o·giz·er noun

Examples of mythologize

  1. a politician who has been mythologized by his supporters



1603

First Known Use of mythologize

1603

Rhymes with mythologize

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