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
Refreshing that this whole dark episode was not romanticized and summed up in
  terms of the flourish of the seventies.
Also, don't anyone take a romanticized idea of egg-laying hens.
It both demystified the process and romanticized it.
Today, many historians view the sagas as a romanticized but crucial piece of
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