verb (used with object), aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing.

to depict as being pleasing or artistically beautiful; represent in an idealized or refined manner.

Nearby words

  1. aesthetic labour,
  2. aesthetical,
  3. aesthetically,
  4. aesthetician,
  5. aestheticism,
  6. aesthetics,
  7. aestival,
  8. aestivate,
  9. aestivation,
  10. aet.

Also estheticize; especially British, aes·thet·i·cise.

Origin of aestheticize

First recorded in 1895–1900; aesthetic + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019