to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
- Also especially British, ro·man·ti·cise .
- ro·man·ti·ci·za·tion, noun
- o·ver·ro·man·ti·cize, verb, o·ver·ro·man·ti·cized, o·ver·ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
- un·ro·man·ti·cized, adjective
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How to use romanticize in a sentence
While some romanticized the idea of an elopement, it was evident that others frowned upon these quick, uncomplicated unions.How One Small Maryland Town Became the Marriage Capital of the East Coast in the Early 20th Century | Melissa August | February 11, 2021 | Time
Rather than romanticize Roosevelt, Michaelis paints her as someone with flaws that she may not have overtly acknowledged but that she learned to work around.
Something they can unwind withThere’s a reason why so many old Hollywood movies romanticized music boxes.
During the film’s shooting in summer 2019, many local islanders on Guam and the Northern Marianas were already upset with the idea of romanticizing the military for a holiday movie.The real love interest in Netflix’s Operation Christmas Drop is the US military | Rachel Ramirez | November 23, 2020 | Vox
We should take care not to over-romanticize the pattern or downplay the violence associated with the hunt.The Psychic Toll of Severing the Hunter-Prey Relationship - Facts So Romantic | William Buckner | October 14, 2020 | Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for romanticize
(intr) to think or act in a romantic way
(tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
to make or become romantic, as in style
- romanticization or romanticisation, noun
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