romanticization


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ro·man·ti·cize

 (rō-măn′tĭ-sīz′)
v. ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing, ro·man·ti·ciz·es
v.tr.
To view or interpret romantically; make romantic.
v.intr.
To think in a romantic way.

ro·man′ti·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.romanticization - the act of indulging in sentiment
idealization, glorification, idealisation - a portrayal of something as ideal; "the idealization of rural life was very misleading"
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