verb (used without object), my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing.

to classify, explain, or write about myths.
to construct or narrate myths.

verb (used with object), my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for mythologize

Historical Examples of mythologize

  • They always reveal the invincible tendency of the masses to mythologize.


    William Graham Sumner

  • If, since we are discussing a metaphysical issue,431 we must mythologize, we might call it the "will to self-expression."

    Creative Intelligence

    John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

  • No progress of science can wholly eradicate this tendency to mythologize.

  • He began to mythologize about it on account of the grand elements of welfare, risk, and skill which were in it.


    William Graham Sumner

British Dictionary definitions for mythologize




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