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romanticize

[ roh-man-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ro蕣藞m忙n t蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ro路man路ti路cized, ro路man路ti路ciz路ing.
to make romantic; invest with a romantic character: Many people romanticize the role of an editor.
verb (used without object), ro路man路ti路cized, ro路man路ti路ciz路ing.
to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
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Also especially British, ro路man路ti路cise .

Origin of romanticize

First recorded in 1810鈥20; romantic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM romanticize

ro路man路ti路ci路za路tion, nouno路ver路ro路man路ti路cize, verb, o路ver路ro路man路ti路cized, o路ver路ro路man路ti路ciz路ing.un路ro路man路ti路cized, adjective
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How to use romanticize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for romanticize

romanticize

romanticise

/ (r蓹蕣藞m忙nt瑟藢sa瑟z) /

verb
(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 forms of romanticize

romanticization or romanticisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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