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Definition of "mythologize" [my•thol•o•gize]

  • To convert into myth; mythicize. (verb-transitive)
  • To construct or relate a myth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To interpret or write about myths or mythology. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mythologize" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Moses (who broke the law of his great namesake through a blind admiration of his example in spoiling the Egyptians) was only a new instance of that tendency to mythologize which is as strong as ever among the uneducated."
  • "One of the first things Miss Winter tells Margaret is that all children mythologize their births."
  • "We mythologize our soldiers, turning them into ideals of ourselves, but in the process remove them from ourselves and even themselves, setting them up as beings who can accomplish the impossible."