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glamorize

or glamourize; (especially British) glamourise

[glam-uh-rahyz] /ˈglæm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), glamorized, glamorizing.
1.
to make glamorous.
2.
to glorify or romanticize:
an adventure film that tended to glamorize war.
Origin of glamorize
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; glamor + -ize
Related forms
glamorization, noun
glamorizer, noun
overglamorize, verb (used with object), overglamorized, overglamorizing.
overglamourize, verb (used with object), overglamourized, overglamourizing.
unglamorized, adjective
unglamourized, adjective
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  • And the human mind always seems to magnify the present difficulties, and glamorize the possible future.

    Have We No Rights? Mabel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for glamorize

glamorize

/ˈɡlæməˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to cause to be or seem glamorous; romanticize or beautify
Derived Forms
glamorization, glamorisation, noun
glamorizer, glamoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamorize
v.

also glamourize, 1901, from glamor + -ize. Related: Glamorized; glamorizing.

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