romanticize

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verb ro·man·ti·cize \-ˈman-tə-ˌsīz\

Definition of romanticize

romanticized

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romanticizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make romantic :  treat as idealized or heroic romanticize the past

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to hold romantic ideas

  5. 2 :  to present details, incidents, or people in a romantic way

romanticization

play \-ˌman-tə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of romanticize in a Sentence

  1. He has romanticized notions of army life.

  2. a romanticized view of politics

  3. We were romanticizing about the past.

1818

First Known Use of romanticize

1818


ROMANTICIZE Defined for English Language Learners

romanticize

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verb ro·man·ti·cize \-ˈman-tə-ˌsīz\

Definition of romanticize for English Language Learners

  • : to think about or describe something as being better or more attractive or interesting than it really is : to show, describe, or think about something in a romantic way



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