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poeticize

or (especially British) poeticise

[poh-et-uh-sahyz] /poʊˈɛt əˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), poeticized, poeticizing.
1.
to make (thoughts, feelings, etc.) poetic; express in poetry.
2.
to write poetry about (an event, occasion, etc.).
verb (used without object), poeticized, poeticizing.
3.
to speak or write poetry.
Origin of poeticize
1795-1805
1795-1805; poetic + -ize
Related forms
overpoeticize, verb, overpoeticized, overpoeticizing.
unpoeticized, adjective
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  • When we are young we adore and poeticize those with whom we are in love: love and happiness with us are synonyms.

British Dictionary definitions for poeticize

poeticize

/pəʊˈɛtɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to put into poetry or make poetic
2.
(intransitive) to speak or write poetically
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