pastoralize

[ 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.

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Also especially British, pas·to·ral·ise .

Origin of pastoralize

First recorded in 1815–25; pastoral + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM pastoralize

pas·to·ral·i·za·tion, noun
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