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mythologize

[mi-thol-uh-jahyz] /mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz/
verb (used without object), mythologized, mythologizing.
1.
to classify, explain, or write about myths.
2.
to construct or narrate myths.
verb (used with object), mythologized, mythologizing.
3.
to make into or explain as a myth; make mythical.
Also, especially British, mythologise.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; mytholog(y) + -ize; compare French mythologiser
Related forms
mythologization, noun
mythologizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mythologization

mythologize

/mɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz/
verb
1.
to tell, study, or explain (myths)
2.
(intransitive) to create or make up myths
3.
(transitive) to convert into a myth
Derived Forms
mythologization, mythologisation, noun
mythologer, mythologizer, mythologiser, noun
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