mythologize(redirected from mythologizing)
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v. my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing, my·thol·o·giz·es
To convert into myth; mythicize.
1. To construct or relate a myth.
2. To interpret or write about myths or mythology.
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
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]
Past participle: mythologized
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|Verb||1.||mythologize - construct a myth; "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"|
|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"