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romantic +‎ -ize

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romanticize (third-person singular simple present romanticizes, present participle romanticizing, simple past and past participle romanticized)

  1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) To think or act in a romantic manner.

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