verb (used with object), romanticized, romanticizing.
to make romantic; invest with a romantic character: Many people romanticize the role of an editor.
verb (used without object), romanticized, romanticizing.
to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
Also, especially British, romanticise.

1810–20; romantic + -ize

romanticization, noun
overromanticize, verb, overromanticized, overromanticizing.
unromanticized, adjective Unabridged
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romanticize or romanticise (rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz)
1.  (intr) to think or act in a romantic way
2.  (tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
3.  to make or become romantic, as in style
romanticise or romanticise
romantici'zation or romanticise
romantici'sation or romanticise

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Example sentences
The myths and legends are not only those that still romanticize the old
  plantation but also the contrary ones that demonize it.
Sure, it's a mistake to romanticize all this any more than is strictly
Across styles of music, songs romanticize or out-and-out promote stalking.
The landscape and treatment of indigenous dress serve to romanticize the
  meeting of these two powerful leaders.
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