sentimentalize

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verb sen·ti·men·tal·ize \ ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sentimentalize

sentimentalized; sentimentalizing
intransitive verb
:to indulge in sentiment
transitive verb
:to look upon or imbue with sentiment

sentimentalization

play \ˌsen-tə-ˌmen-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of sentimentalize in a Sentence

  1. The movie sentimentalizes the past.

  2. He does not sentimentalize in his biography.

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First Known Use of sentimentalize

1788


SENTIMENTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sentimentalize

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Definition of sentimentalize for English Language Learners

  • : to describe or show (something) in an emotional way that makes it seem more attractive or interesting than it really is : to describe or show (something) in a sentimental way


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