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or glamourize

[glam-uh-rahyz] /ˈglæm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), glamorized, glamorizing.
to make glamorous.
to glorify or romanticize:
an adventure film that tended to glamorize war.
Also, especially British, glamourise.
Origin of glamorize
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40; glamor + -ize
Related forms
glamorization, noun
glamorizer, noun
overglamorize, verb (used with object), overglamorized, overglamorizing.
overglamourize, verb (used with object), overglamourized, overglamourizing.
unglamorized, adjective
unglamourized, adjective Unabridged
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  • And the human mind always seems to magnify the present difficulties, and glamorize the possible future.

    Have We No Rights? Mabel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for glamorize


(transitive) to cause to be or seem glamorous; romanticize or beautify
Derived Forms
glamorization, glamorisation, noun
glamorizer, glamoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamorize

also glamourize, 1901, from glamor + -ize. Related: Glamorized; glamorizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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