glamorize

verb glam·or·ize \ ˈgla-mə-ˌrīz \
variants: or less commonly glamourize
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of glamorize

glamorized; glamorizing
transitive verb
1 : to look upon or depict as glamorous : romanticize
  • the novel glamorizes war
2 : to make glamorous
  • glamorize the living room

glamorization

play \ˌgla-mə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

glamorizer

play \ˈgla-mə-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Examples of glamorize in a Sentence

  1. The movie was criticized for glamorizing crime and violence.

  2. a novel that glamorizes war

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First Known Use of glamorize

1936


GLAMORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

glamorize

verb

Definition of glamorize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) seem exciting and attractive



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