historicize

verb
his·tor·i·cize | \hi-ˈstȯr-ə-ˌsīz, -ˈstär-\
historicized; historicizing

Definition of historicize 

intransitive verb

: to use historical material

First Known Use of historicize

1846, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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