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romanticize

[roh-man-tuh-sahyz] /roʊˈmæn təˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), romanticized, romanticizing.
1.
to make romantic; invest with a romantic character:
Many people romanticize the role of an editor.
verb (used without object), romanticized, romanticizing.
2.
to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
Also, especially British, romanticise.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; romantic + -ize
Related forms
romanticization, noun
overromanticize, verb, overromanticized, overromanticizing.
unromanticized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for romanticization

romanticize

/rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to think or act in a romantic way
2.
(transitive) to interpret according to romantic precepts
3.
to make or become romantic, as in style
Derived Forms
romanticization, romanticisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for romanticization

romanticize

v.

1818, from romantic + -ize. Related: Romanticized; romanticizing.

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