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

Definition of poeticize

transitive verb

: to give a poetic quality to

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The internet certainly doesn’t poeticize it for me. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Jacqueline Novak goes deep on getting down in her hit show Get On Your Knees," 29 Aug. 2019 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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The first known use of poeticize was circa 1586

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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