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sentimentalize

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verb sen·ti·men·tal·ize \-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of sentimentalize

  • : to describe or show (something) in an emotional way that makes it seem more attractive or interesting than it really is : to describe or show (something) in a sentimental way

Full Definition of sentimentalize

sen·ti·men·tal·izedsen·ti·men·tal·iz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to indulge in sentiment

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to look upon or imbue with sentiment

sen·ti·men·tal·i·za·tion play \-ˌmen-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of sentimentalize

  1. The movie sentimentalizes the past.

  2. He does not sentimentalize in his biography.



1788

First Known Use of sentimentalize

1788


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