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Definition of "romanticize" [romanticize]

  • To view or interpret romantically; make romantic. (verb-transitive)
  • To think in a romantic way. (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 "romanticize" in a sentence
  • "Do these people really think that Americans have come to "romanticize" these poor young kids who have been forced into the spotlight by her overly ambitious mother?"
  • "Judt, who died in August, declares that one must not "romanticize" the city."
  • "Define "romanticize" in regards to Hamas and Hezbollah."