romanticize

verb ro·man·ti·cize \ rō-ˈman-tə-ˌsīz , rə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of romanticize

romanticized; romanticizing
transitive verb
: to make romantic : treat as idealized or heroic
  • romanticize the past
intransitive verb
1 : to hold romantic ideas
2 : to present details, incidents, or people in a romantic way

romanticization

play \rō-ˌman-tə-sə-ˈzā-shən, rə-\ 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.

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First Known Use of romanticize

1818


ROMANTICIZE Defined for English Language Learners

romanticize

verb

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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