aes·​thet·​i·​cize | \ es-ˈthe-tə-ˌsīz How to pronounce aestheticize (audio) , is- \
variants: or less commonly estheticize
aestheticized; aestheticizing

Definition of aestheticize

Examples of aestheticize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes not only his detractors but also many of his extremely online supporters, who lovingly aestheticize his hair and meme him as an action hero. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Donald Trump’s Reelection Campaign Is Total Camp," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of aestheticize

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aestheticize

aesthetic entry 1 + -ize

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13 Nov 2020

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“Aestheticize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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