mythify

[mith-uh-fahy]

verb (used with object), myth·i·fied, myth·i·fy·ing.

to create a myth about (a person, place, tradition, etc.); cause to become a myth.

Nearby words

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

Origin of mythify

First recorded in 1905–10; myth + -ify

Related formsmyth·i·fi·ca·tion [mith-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌmɪθ ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounde·myth·i·fi·ca·tion, nounde·myth·i·fy, verb (used with object), de·myth·i·fied, de·myth·i·fy·ing.

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