mythicize

verb
myth·​i·​cize | \ˈmi-thə-ˌsīz \
mythicized; mythicizing

Definition of mythicize 

transitive verb

1 : to turn into or envelop in myth

2 : to treat as myth

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Other Words from mythicize

mythicizer noun

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Karl Zschaetzsch, Edmund Kiss and Albert Herrmann—found in Atlantis the roots of the Aryans later mythicized by Hitler. James Romm, WSJ, "‘The Search for Atlantis’ Review: Enchanted Island," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of mythicize

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mythicize

mythic + -ize

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Dictionary Entries near mythicize

mythical

mythicalness

mythicist

mythicize

mythico-

mythify

mythmaker

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