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historicize

[hi-stawr-uh-sahyz, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr əˌsaɪz, -ˈstɒr-/
verb (used without object), historicized, historicizing.
1.
to interpret something as a product of historical development.
verb (used with object), historicized, historicizing.
2.
to narrate as history; render historic.
Also, especially British, historicise.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; historic + -ize
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