verb (used with object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
verb (used without object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
Also especially British, ro·man·ti·cise.
Origin of romanticize
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(intr) to think or act in a romantic way
(tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
to make or become romantic, as in style
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