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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.

romanticize

(rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz) or

romanticise

vb
1. (intr) to think or act in a romantic way
2. (tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to make or become romantic, as in style
4. (Art Terms) to make or become romantic, as in style
5. (Classical Music) to make or become romantic, as in style
roˌmanticiˈzation, roˌmanticiˈsation n

ro•man•ti•cize

(roʊˈmæn təˌsaɪz)

v. -cized, -ciz•ing. v.t.
1. to invest with a romantic character.
v.i.
2. to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
[1810–20]
ro•man`ti•ci•za′tion, n.

romanticize


Past participle: romanticized
Gerund: romanticizing

Imperative
romanticize
romanticize
Present
I romanticize
you romanticize
he/she/it romanticizes
we romanticize
you romanticize
they romanticize
Preterite
I romanticized
you romanticized
he/she/it romanticized
we romanticized
you romanticized
they romanticized
Present Continuous
I am romanticizing
you are romanticizing
he/she/it is romanticizing
we are romanticizing
you are romanticizing
they are romanticizing
Present Perfect
I have romanticized
you have romanticized
he/she/it has romanticized
we have romanticized
you have romanticized
they have romanticized
Past Continuous
I was romanticizing
you were romanticizing
he/she/it was romanticizing
we were romanticizing
you were romanticizing
they were romanticizing
Past Perfect
I had romanticized
you had romanticized
he/she/it had romanticized
we had romanticized
you had romanticized
they had romanticized
Future
I will romanticize
you will romanticize
he/she/it will romanticize
we will romanticize
you will romanticize
they will romanticize
Future Perfect
I will have romanticized
you will have romanticized
he/she/it will have romanticized
we will have romanticized
you will have romanticized
they will have romanticized
Future Continuous
I will be romanticizing
you will be romanticizing
he/she/it will be romanticizing
we will be romanticizing
you will be romanticizing
they will be romanticizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been romanticizing
you have been romanticizing
he/she/it has been romanticizing
we have been romanticizing
you have been romanticizing
they have been romanticizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been romanticizing
you will have been romanticizing
he/she/it will have been romanticizing
we will have been romanticizing
you will have been romanticizing
they will have been romanticizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been romanticizing
you had been romanticizing
he/she/it had been romanticizing
we had been romanticizing
you had been romanticizing
they had been romanticizing
Conditional
I would romanticize
you would romanticize
he/she/it would romanticize
we would romanticize
you would romanticize
they would romanticize
Past Conditional
I would have romanticized
you would have romanticized
he/she/it would have romanticized
we would have romanticized
you would have romanticized
they would have romanticized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.romanticize - interpret romantically; "Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!"
idealise, idealize - consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"
2.romanticize - make romantic in style; "The designer romanticized the little black dress"
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"
3.romanticize - act in a romantic way
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

romanticize

verb
To regard or imbue with affected or exaggerated emotion:
Translations

romanticize

[rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz]
A. VTsentimentalizar
B. VIfantasear

romanticize

[rəʊˈmæntɪsaɪz] romanticise (British)
vt [+ person, past] → romancer, sentimentaliser
visentimentaliser

romanticize

romanticize

[rəʊˈmæntɪˌsaɪz] vtromanzare
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