po·​et·​i·​cize pō-ˈe-tə-ˌsīz How to pronounce poeticize (audio)
poeticized; poeticizing

transitive verb

: to give a poetic quality to

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The internet certainly doesn’t poeticize it for me. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 29 Aug. 2019 Santo Loquasto's set doesn't poeticize the ambience. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poeticize was circa 1586

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“Poeticize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poeticize. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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