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aestheticize

[ es-thet-i-sahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to depict as being pleasing or artistically beautiful; represent in an idealized or refined manner.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aestheticize1

First recorded in 1895–1900; aesthetic ( def ) + -ize ( def )

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Example Sentences

In composer Steve Reich’s 1969 work, City Life, the sounds of car alarms supplant the infernal clucking of the hen in Rameau’s “La Poule,” aestheticizing our urban soundscape.

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