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.

Nearby words

  1. pastoral symphony, the,
  2. pastoral theology,
  3. pastorale,
  4. pastoralism,
  5. pastoralist,
  6. pastorate,
  7. pastorium,
  8. pastorly,
  9. pastorship,
  10. pastose

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

Origin of pastoralize

First recorded in 1815–25; pastoral + -ize

Related formspas·to·ral·i·za·tion, noun

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