or glam·our·ize

[ glam-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈglæm əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), glam·or·ized, glam·or·iz·ing.

to make glamorous.
to glorify or romanticize: an adventure film that tended to glamorize war.


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Also especially British, glam·our·ise.

Origin of glamorize

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; glamor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM glamorize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for glamorization


glamorise or sometimes US glamourize

/ (ˈɡlæməˌraɪz) /


(tr) to cause to be or seem glamorous; romanticize or beautify

Derived forms of glamorize

glamorization or glamorisation, nounglamorizer or glamoriser, noun
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