romanticize


ro·man·ti·cize

verb \-ˈman-tə-ˌsīz\

: to think about or describe something as being better or more attractive or interesting than it really is : to show, describe, or think about something in a romantic way

ro·man·ti·cizedro·man·ti·ciz·ing

Full Definition of ROMANTICIZE

transitive verb
:  to make romantic :  treat as idealized or heroic <romanticize the past>
intransitive verb
1
:  to hold romantic ideas
2
:  to present details, incidents, or people in a romantic way
ro·man·ti·ci·za·tion \-ˌman-tə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of ROMANTICIZE

  1. He has romanticized notions of army life.
  2. a romanticized view of politics
  3. We were romanticizing about the past.

First Known Use of ROMANTICIZE

1818

Rhymes with ROMANTICIZE

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