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Definition of romanticize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

romanticize

 verb
verb
NAmE//roʊˈmæntəˌsaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive] romanticize (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they romanticize
 
he / she / it romanticizes
 
past simple romanticized
 
-ing form romanticizing
 
 
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to make something seem more attractive or interesting than it really is romanticizing the past a romanticized picture of parenthood
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