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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.


(iːsˈθɛtɪˌsaɪz; ɪs-) or


vb (tr)
make aesthetic
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Like his formalist colleagues, Malas sublimated and sieved his regime critique through highly aestheticized approach to narrative.
The result is a highly aestheticized and abstracted representation of crisis, taking as its inspiration the adversity of a global cataclysm that, as is well known, hardly hit Brazil.
Like other geographically aestheticized Brazilian films, ``House of Sand'' clearly aspires to be a grand cultural metaphor and a powerful, primal fable.
But Ruskin, in all his sentimental glory, in his rhapsodic paeans to an aestheticized Christian fellowship, cries out for a reality check.
The look of each of its periods is brilliantly visualized, but the unrequited love story relies on too many aestheticized repetitions to draw you in completely.
Invoking the Pauline concept of the mystical body of the church as an important resonance for the body of Edward King, McLoone traces the speaker's movement from an aestheticized pastoralism carrying with it "disciplinary impediments relatable to an unreformed egoism and its contractual, mythographic defenses" (41) toward a more prophetic orientation, a "more productive conciousness of his own membership in the communion of saints" (33).
The crisis of the architectural academy is at least in some measure a reflection of the crisis facing the profession: the more the practice of architecture becomes removed from the needs of society as a whole, the more it tends to become an overly aestheticized discourse that addresses itself exclusively to the spectacular preoccupations of an arriviste class.
His aestheticized Black Woman knows nothing of the real daily work of black women that enable him to devote time to his poetry.
Mallarme considered Wagner a threat to poetry, resisted Wagnerian claims to universality, and developed a concept of theater that aestheticized the Catholic Mass - a civic art of communion that was participatory and egalitarian.
Gagnier suggests that resistant British schoolboys, from Pater onwards, aestheticized their personal experience of psychic distress and, in effect, rejected as "revolutionary reverie" the possibility that collective action that would change society (194).
Her surfaces remind me of the aestheticized mayhem of torture-porn cinema.
Designed by Ghina Sibaii, the props fell in line with the play's expressionist, aestheticized representation of reality.