mythologize
verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1603 transitive verb 1. obsolete to explain the mythological significance of 2. to build a myth around ; mythicize intransitive verb 1. to relate, classify, and explain myths 2. to create or perpetuate myths • mythologizer noun

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  • Mythologize — My*thol o*gize, v. i. [Cf. F. mythologiser.] 1. To relate, classify, and explain, or attempt to explain, myths; to write upon myths. [1913 Webster] 2. To construct and propagate myths. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mythologize — (Amer.) my·thol·o·gize || mɪ θɑlÉ™dÊ’aɪz / θɒ v. create a myth; classify a myth; narrate a myth; interpret as a myth (also mythologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mythologize — [mi thäl′əjīz΄] vi. mythologized, mythologizing [Fr mythologiser] 1. to relate or construct a myth or myths 2. to compile, classify, or write about myths vt. MYTHICIZE mythologizer n …   English World dictionary

  • mythologize — UK [mɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz] / US [mɪˈθɑləˌdʒaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms mythologize : present tense I/you/we/they mythologize he/she/it mythologizes present participle mythologizing past tense mythologized past participle mythologized formal to… …   English dictionary

  • mythologize — mythologization, n. mythologizer, n. /mi thol euh juyz /, v., mythologized, mythologizing. v.i. 1. to classify, explain, or write about myths. 2. to construct or narrate myths. v.t. 3. to make into or explain as a myth; make mythical. Also, esp.… …   Universalium

  • mythologize — verb a) To make something into a myth. b) To construct a myth …   Wiktionary

  • mythologize — my|thol|o|gize [ mı θalə,dʒaız ] verb transitive FORMAL to change something into a MYTH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mythologize — my·thol·o·gize …   English syllables

  • mythologize — my•thol•o•gize [[t]mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz[/t]] v. gized, giz•ing 1) to make into or explain as a myth; mythicize 2) myt to classify, explain, or write about myths 3) myt to construct or narrate myths • Etymology: 1595–1605; cf. F mythologiser… …   From formal English to slang

  • mythologize — verb 1. construct a myth The poet mythologized that the King had three sons • Syn: ↑mythologise • Hypernyms: ↑fabricate, ↑manufacture, ↑cook up, ↑make up, ↑invent …   Useful english dictionary

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