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mythicize

[mith-uh-sahyz]
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verb (used with object), myth·i·cized, myth·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to turn into, treat, or explain as a myth.
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Also especially British, myth·i·cise.

Origin of mythicize

1830–40; mythic + -ize
Related formsmyth·i·ci·za·tion, nounmyth·i·ciz·er, nounde·myth·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·myth·i·cize, verb (used with object), de·myth·i·cized, de·myth·i·ciz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for demythicize

mythicize

mythicise

verb
  1. (tr) to make into or treat as a myth
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Derived Formsmythicization or mythicisation, nounmythicist, mythicizer or mythiciser, noun
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