[ pas-ter-uh-lahyz, pah-ster- ]
/ ˈpæs tər əˌlaɪz, ˈpɑ stər- /

verb (used with object), pas·to·ral·ized, pas·to·ral·iz·ing.

to make pastoral or rural.
to celebrate in a pastoral or set in a pastoral form.
Also especially British, pas·to·ral·ise.

Origin of pastoralize

First recorded in 1815–25; pastoral + -ize

Related forms

pas·to·ral·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019