classicize

verb
clas·si·cize | \ ˈkla-sə-ˌsīz \
classicized; classicizing

Definition of classicize 

intransitive verb

: to follow classic style

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Thus by the late 1920s, Brancusi’s classicizing harmonies had influenced sculptors including William Zorach, John Flanagan and Hugo Robus. William C. Agee, WSJ, "Constantin Brancusi Conquered America," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of classicize

1841, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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