or glam·our·ize

verb (used with object), glam·or·ized, glam·or·iz·ing.
  1. to make glamorous.
  2. to glorify or romanticize: an adventure film that tended to glamorize war.
Also especially British, glam·our·ise.

Origin of glamorize

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; glamor + -ize
Related formsglam·or·i·za·tion, nounglam·or·iz·er, nouno·ver·glam·or·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·glam·or·ized, o·ver·glam·or·iz·ing.o·ver·glam·our·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·glam·our·ized, o·ver·glam·our·iz·ing.un·glam·or·ized, adjectiveun·glam·our·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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glamorise or sometimes US glamourize

  1. (tr) to cause to be or seem glamorous; romanticize or beautify
Derived Formsglamorization or glamorisation, nounglamorizer or glamoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for glamorization



also glamourize, 1901, from glamor + -ize. Related: Glamorized; glamorizing.

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