myth·​i·​cize | \ ˈmi-thə-ˌsīz How to pronounce mythicize (audio) \
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

Examples of mythicize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No, that means understanding and letting yourself be inspired by that work without mythicizing it. New York Times, "Thinking Outside Judd’s Boxes: His Legacy Still Shapes Artists," 27 Feb. 2020 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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The first known use of mythicize was in 1840

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“Mythicize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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