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verb ro·man·ti·cize \-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


Full Definition of ROMANTICIZE

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


  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



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