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Definition of romanticize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

romanticize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they romanticize
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪz//
 
he / she / it romanticizes
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪzɪz//
 
past simple romanticized
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪzd//
 
past participle romanticized
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪzd//
 
-ing form romanticizing
BrE BrE//rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈmæntɪsaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] romanticize (something) to make something seem more attractive or interesting than it really is romanticizing the past a romanticized picture of parenthood
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: romanticize