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historicize

[hi-stawr-uh-sahyz, -stor-]
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verb (used without object), his·tor·i·cized, his·tor·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to interpret something as a product of historical development.
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verb (used with object), his·tor·i·cized, his·tor·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to narrate as history; render historic.
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Also especially British, his·tor·i·cise.

Origin of historicize

First recorded in 1840–50; historic + -ize
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