mythologize

[mi-thol-uh-jahyz]
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; mytholog(y) + -ize; compare French mythologiser

mythologization, noun
mythologizer, noun
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mythologize or mythologise (mɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to tell, study, or explain (myths)
2.  (intr) to create or make up myths
3.  (tr) to convert into a myth
 
mythologise or mythologise
 
vb
 
mythologi'zation or mythologise
 
n
 
mythologi'sation or mythologise
 
n
 
my'thologer or mythologise
 
n
 
my'thologizer or mythologise
 
n
 
my'thologiser or mythologise
 
n

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Example sentences
To believe there is only one way to fix facts about the world is to mythologize science.
They categorize and mythologize it and read into it their own preconceived ideas.
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