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

 

sentimentalize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sentimentalize
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it sentimentalizes
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple sentimentalized
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
past participle sentimentalized
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form sentimentalizing
BrE BrE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] sentimentalize (something) (disapproving) to present something in an emotional way, emphasizing its good aspects and not mentioning its bad aspects Jackie was careful not to sentimentalize country life.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sentimentalize