mythologize

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verb my·thol·o·gize \ mi-ˈthä-lə-ˌjīz \

Definition of mythologize

mythologized; mythologizing
transitive verb
1 obsolete :to explain the mythological significance of
2 :to build a myth around :mythicize
intransitive verb
1 :to relate, classify, and explain myths
2 :to create or perpetuate myths

mythologizer

noun

Examples of mythologize in a Sentence

  1. a politician who has been mythologized by his supporters

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MYTHOLOGIZE Defined for English Language Learners

mythologize

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Definition of mythologize for English Language Learners

  • : to talk about or describe (someone or something) as a subject that deserves to be told about in a myth or legend : to make (someone or something) seem great or heroic


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