verb (used without object), my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to classify, explain, or write about myths.
  2. to construct or narrate myths.
verb (used with object), my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make into or explain as a myth; make mythical.
Also especially British, my·thol·o·gise.

Origin of mythologize

1595–1605; mytholog(y) + -ize; compare French mythologiser
Related formsmy·thol·o·gi·za·tion, nounmy·thol·o·giz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for mythologise



  1. to tell, study, or explain (myths)
  2. (intr) to create or make up myths
  3. (tr) to convert into a myth
Derived Formsmythologization or mythologisation, nounmythologer, mythologizer or mythologiser, noun
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