[ pas-ter-uh-lahyz, pah-ster- ]

verb (used with object),pas·to·ral·ized, pas·to·ral·iz·ing.
  1. to make pastoral or rural.

  2. to celebrate in a pastoral or set in a pastoral form.

Origin of pastoralize

First recorded in 1815–25; pastoral + -ize
  • Also especially British, pas·to·ral·ise .

Other words from pastoralize

  • pas·to·ral·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby pastoralize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024