sentimentalize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1788 intransitive verb to indulge in sentiment transitive verb to look upon or imbue with sentiment • sentimentalization noun

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  • Sentimentalize — Sen ti*men tal*ize, v. t. To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sentimentalize — [sen΄təment′ l īz΄] vi. sentimentalized, sentimentalizing to be sentimental; think or behave in a sentimental way vt. to regard or treat in a sentimental way [to sentimentalize war] sentimentalization n …   English World dictionary

  • Sentimentalize — Sen ti*men tal*ize, v. i. To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sentimentalize — (Amer.) ,sen·ti men·tal·ize || ‚sentɪ mentÉ™laɪz v. treat sentimentally, ascribe sentimental qualities; behave sentimentally, express exaggerated emotions (also sentimentalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sentimentalize — [[t]se̱ntɪme̱ntəlaɪz[/t]] sentimentalizes, sentimentalizing, sentimentalized VERB If you sentimentalize something, you make it seem sentimental or think about it in a sentimental way. [V n] He seems either to fear women or to sentimentalize them …   English dictionary

  • sentimentalize — v. (D; intr.) to sentimentalize about, over * * * [ˌsentɪ mentəlaɪz] over (D; intr.) to sentimentalize about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sentimentalize — UK [ˌsentɪˈment(ə)ˌlaɪz] / US [ˌsentɪˈment(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms sentimentalize : present tense I/you/we/they sentimentalize he/she/it sentimentalizes present participle sentimentalizing past tense sentimentalized… …   English dictionary

  • sentimentalize — verb To give a sentimental feel for. Let us not sentimentalize things just because they are old. Getting all dewy eyed about it because it was started in the 17th century doesnt make sense when were talking about the town dump …   Wiktionary

  • sentimentalize — sen|ti|ment|al|ize also sentimentalise BrE [ˌsentıˈmentl aız] v [I and T] to speak, write, or think about only the good or happy things about something, not the bad things ▪ novels that sentimentalize the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sentimentalize — sen|ti|men|tal|ize [ ,sentı ment,laız ] verb intransitive or transitive to think about or describe something in a way that is emotional and not based on reason: People sometimes find it hard not to sentimentalize life during the war …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sentimentalize — sentimental ► ADJECTIVE 1) deriving from or prone to feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia. 2) having or arousing such feelings in an exaggerated and self indulgent way. ● sentimental value Cf. ↑sentimental value DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

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