- romanticise (non-Oxford British spelling)
- (transitive) To interpret or view something in a romantic (unrealistic, idealized) manner.
- 2016, Jayson Lusk, Unnaturally Delicious, →ISBN, page 47:
- While we might have a tendency to romanticize the past, the reality is that cooking was often a monotonous, arduous, thankless task required to keep the family fed.
- (intransitive) To think or act in a romantic manner.
to view something in a romantic manner