Definition of "mythicize" [mythicize]

  • To turn (a person or an event) into myth: mythicizing the American trucker. (verb-transitive)
  • To interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology. (verb-transitive)

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Use "mythicize" in a sentence
  • "Alaska, the particular reality from which Palin hails, is so little known by most Americans that she was able to freely mythicize her state as the utopian last refuge of the "hard work ethic," "unpretentious living," and proud self-sufficiency."
  • "USCKitty says: no prob, Bizarrobrain … I take a bitterly sarcastic approach when it comes to LGBTQIA issues and our trolls … Sometimes I’ll just pile it on with bitblt, sometimes I will resort to co-opting their misguided myths and then mythicize them into a fantasy world as a creative exercise …"