mythicize

[ mith-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈmɪθ əˌsaɪz /

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

to turn into, treat, or explain as a myth.

Nearby words

  1. myth,
  2. myth.,
  3. mythic,
  4. mythical,
  5. mythically,
  6. mythification,
  7. mythify,
  8. mythmaker,
  9. mytho-,
  10. mythoclast

Also especially British, myth·i·cise.

Origin of mythicize

1830–40; mythic + -ize

Related formsmyth·i·ci·za·tion, nounmyth·i·ciz·er, nounde·myth·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·myth·i·cize, verb (used with object), de·myth·i·cized, de·myth·i·ciz·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for demythicize

mythicize

mythicise

/ (ˈmɪθɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make into or treat as a myth
Derived Formsmythicization or mythicisation, nounmythicist, mythicizer or mythiciser, noun

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