romanticize
verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1818 transitive verb to make romantic ; treat as idealized or heroic <
romanticize the past
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intransitive verb 1. to hold romantic ideas 2. to present details, incidents, or people in a romantic way • romanticization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • romanticize — 1818, from ROMANTIC (Cf. romantic) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Romanticized; romanticizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • romanticize — (Amer.) ro man·ti·cize || rÉ™ mæntɪsaɪz v. make romantic; act romantically; hold romantic ideas about something; describe in an unrealistic manner (also romanticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • romanticize — (also romanticise) ► VERB ▪ deal with or describe in an idealized or unrealistic fashion. DERIVATIVES romanticization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • romanticize — [rō man′təsīz΄] vt. romanticized, romanticizing to treat or regard romantically; give a romantic character to or interpretation of vi. to have or uphold romantic ideas, attitudes, etc. romanticization n …   English World dictionary

  • romanticize — UK [rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz] / US [roʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms romanticize : present tense I/you/we/they romanticize he/she/it romanticizes present participle romanticizing past tense romanticized past participle romanticized to think or… …   English dictionary

  • romanticize — v. (D; intr.) to romanticize about * * * [rə(ʊ) mæntɪsaɪz] (D; intr.) to romanticize about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • romanticize — [[t]roʊmæ̱ntɪsaɪz[/t]] romanticizes, romanticizing, romanticized VERB If you romanticize someone or something, you think or talk about them in a way which is not at all realistic and which makes them seem better than they really are. [V n] He was …   English dictionary

  • romanticize — romanticization, n. /roh man teuh suyz /, v., romanticized, romanticizing. v.t. 1. to make romantic; invest with a romantic character: Many people romanticize the role of an editor. v.i. 2. to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • romanticize — ro|man|ti|cize [ rou mæntı,saız ] verb transitive to think or say that someone or something is more romantic, better, or more exciting than they really are: A lot of people romanticize marriage …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • romanticize — verb a) To make something romantic or to view something in a romantic manner b) To think or act in a romantic manner …   Wiktionary

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