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myth·i·cize

 (mĭth′ĭ-sīz′)
tr.v. myth·i·cized, myth·i·ciz·ing, myth·i·ciz·es
1. To turn (a person or an event) into myth: mythicizing the American trucker.
2. To interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology.

mythicize

(ˈmɪθɪˌsaɪz) or

mythicise

vb
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to make into or treat as a myth
ˌmythiciˈzation, ˌmythiciˈsation n
ˈmythicist, ˈmythiˌcizer, ˈmythiˌciser n

myth•i•cize

(ˈmɪθ əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to turn into or explain as a myth.
[1830–40]
myth`i•ci•za′tion, n.
myth′i•ciz`er, n.

mythicize


Past participle: mythicized
Gerund: mythicizing

Imperative
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Present
I mythicize
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Preterite
I mythicized
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Present Continuous
I am mythicizing
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Present Perfect
I have mythicized
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Past Continuous
I was mythicizing
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Past Perfect
I had mythicized
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Future
I will mythicize
you will mythicize
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Future Perfect
I will have mythicized
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Future Continuous
I will be mythicizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mythicizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mythicizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mythicizing
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Conditional
I would mythicize
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Past Conditional
I would have mythicized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mythicize - interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology; "mythicize the ancient stories"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
2.mythicize - make into a myth; "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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