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mythologize

[mi-thol-uh-jahyz]
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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.
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verb (used with object), my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make into or explain as a myth; make mythical.
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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
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Examples from the Web for mythologize

Historical Examples

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

    Folkways

    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.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner


British Dictionary definitions for mythologize

mythologize

mythologise

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