follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for romanticize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for romanticization

28
0
Scrabble Words With Friends