po·​et·​i·​cize | \pō-ˈe-tə-ˌsīz \
poeticized; poeticizing

Definition of poeticize 

transitive verb

: to give a poetic quality to

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Santo Loquasto's set doesn't poeticize the ambience. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "A revelatory Denzel Washington in 'The Iceman Cometh'," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of poeticize

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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