- to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
Also especially British, ro·man·ti·cise.
Origin of romanticize
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Examples from the Web for romanticize
But I am afraid people will romanticize what Robin went through.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids
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“I was trying to romanticize IDF and Israel,” Beyo told The Daily Beast.A New Facebook Page Dedicated to the IDF Is Being Flooded With Sexy Selfies
July 25, 2014
Ah, well, if we must romanticize something, it had best be the past.The Crow's Nest
Clarence Day, Jr.
- (intr) to think or act in a romantic way
- (tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
- to make or become romantic, as in style
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Word Origin and History for romanticize
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