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mythify

[ mith-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈmɪθ əˌfaɪ /
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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.

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Origin of mythify

First recorded in 1905–10; myth + -ify
myth·i·fi·ca·tion [mith-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /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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