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also es·thet·i·cize (ĕs-thĕt′ə-sīz′)
tr.v. aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing, aes·thet·i·ciz·es or es·thet·i·cized or es·thet·i·ciz·ing or es·thet·i·ci·zes
To depict in an idealized or artistic manner.
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(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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The show consistently aestheticises the objects it displays: pottery and metalwork from hoards are shown in the same manner as high-end production.
It aestheticises the virtues of the Old West--integrity, loyalty, stoicism--through bare-boned interchanges of gloriously understated heroism.
Along with the music, the slow-motion of the sequence aestheticises the violence and brutality of the fight.
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Just as Macquarie aestheticises convents, that institution which invoked powerful emotions in Madeira, she also reduces to adornments the numerous fortifications defending the harbour, perhaps the most potent symbol of a politically inscribed landscape.
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Li Ying aestheticises his footage by every possible means.