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
Examples of sentimentalize
The movie sentimentalizes the past.
He does not sentimentalize in his biography.
First Known Use of sentimentalize
Rhymes with sentimentalize
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