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my·thol·o·gize

 (mĭ-thŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing, my·thol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To convert into myth; mythicize.
v.intr.
1. To construct or relate a myth.
2. To interpret or write about myths or mythology.

my·thol′o·giz′er n.

mythologize

(mɪˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

mythologise

vb
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) to tell, study, or explain (myths)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (intr) to create or make up myths
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) (tr) to convert into a myth
myˌthologiˈzation, myˌthologiˈsation n
myˈthologer, myˈtholoˌgizer, myˈtholoˌgiser n

my•thol•o•gize

(mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz)

v. -gized, -giz•ing. v.t.
1. to make into or explain as a myth; mythicize.
v.i.
2. to classify, explain, or write about myths.
3. to construct or narrate myths.
[1595–1605; compare French mythologiser]
my•thol′o•giz`er, n.

mythologize


Past participle: mythologized
Gerund: mythologizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I mythologized
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Present Continuous
I am mythologizing
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Present Perfect
I have mythologized
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Past Continuous
I was mythologizing
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Past Perfect
I had mythologized
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Future
I will mythologize
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Future Perfect
I will have mythologized
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Future Continuous
I will be mythologizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mythologizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mythologizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mythologizing
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Conditional
I would mythologize
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Past Conditional
I would have mythologized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mythologize - construct a myth; "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue
2.mythologize - 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"
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
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