[ roh-man-tuh-sahyz ]
/ roʊˈmæn təˌsaɪz /
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.
Related formsro·man·ti·ci·za·tion, nouno·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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Examples from the Web for romanticize
But I am afraid people will romanticize what Robin went through.Mara Wilson Remembers Robin Williams: We're All His Goddamn Kids|Mara Wilson|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I was trying to romanticize IDF and Israel,” Beyo told The Daily Beast.A New Facebook Page Dedicated to the IDF Is Being Flooded With Sexy Selfies|Tim Mak|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ah, well, if we must romanticize something, it had best be the past.The Crow's Nest|Clarence Day, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for romanticize
/ (rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz) /
(intr) to think or act in a romantic way
(tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
to make or become romantic, as in style
Derived Formsromanticization or romanticisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for romanticize
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