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myth·i·cize

 (mĭth′ĭ-sīz′)
tr.v. myth·i·cized, myth·i·ciz·ing, myth·i·ciz·es
1. To turn (a person or an event) into myth: mythicizing the American trucker.
2. To interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology.
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mythicize

(ˈmɪθɪˌsaɪz) or

mythicise

vb
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to make into or treat as a myth
ˌmythiciˈzation, ˌmythiciˈsation n
ˈmythicist, ˈmythiˌcizer, ˈmythiˌciser n
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myth•i•cize

(ˈmɪθ əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to turn into or explain as a myth.
[1830–40]
myth`i•ci•za′tion, n.
myth′i•ciz`er, n.
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mythicize


Past participle: mythicized
Gerund: mythicizing

Imperative
mythicize
mythicize
Present
I mythicize
you mythicize
he/she/it mythicizes
we mythicize
you mythicize
they mythicize
Preterite
I mythicized
you mythicized
he/she/it mythicized
we mythicized
you mythicized
they mythicized
Present Continuous
I am mythicizing
you are mythicizing
he/she/it is mythicizing
we are mythicizing
you are mythicizing
they are mythicizing
Present Perfect
I have mythicized
you have mythicized
he/she/it has mythicized
we have mythicized
you have mythicized
they have mythicized
Past Continuous
I was mythicizing
you were mythicizing
he/she/it was mythicizing
we were mythicizing
you were mythicizing
they were mythicizing
Past Perfect
I had mythicized
you had mythicized
he/she/it had mythicized
we had mythicized
you had mythicized
they had mythicized
Future
I will mythicize
you will mythicize
he/she/it will mythicize
we will mythicize
you will mythicize
they will mythicize
Future Perfect
I will have mythicized
you will have mythicized
he/she/it will have mythicized
we will have mythicized
you will have mythicized
they will have mythicized
Future Continuous
I will be mythicizing
you will be mythicizing
he/she/it will be mythicizing
we will be mythicizing
you will be mythicizing
they will be mythicizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mythicizing
you have been mythicizing
he/she/it has been mythicizing
we have been mythicizing
you have been mythicizing
they have been mythicizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mythicizing
you will have been mythicizing
he/she/it will have been mythicizing
we will have been mythicizing
you will have been mythicizing
they will have been mythicizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mythicizing
you had been mythicizing
he/she/it had been mythicizing
we had been mythicizing
you had been mythicizing
they had been mythicizing
Conditional
I would mythicize
you would mythicize
he/she/it would mythicize
we would mythicize
you would mythicize
they would mythicize
Past Conditional
I would have mythicized
you would have mythicized
he/she/it would have mythicized
we would have mythicized
you would have mythicized
they would have mythicized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mythicize - interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology; "mythicize the ancient stories"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
2.mythicize - 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"
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Like in a small town sari-sari store, so-called rumors or cheap talks could be mythicized into barrio legends or other otherworldly narratives.
Francisco Javier Diez de Revenga speaks about Don Quixote as a mythicized figure, as a symbol of Spain in the work of the twentieth-century Spanish novelist and Cervantes scholar Francisco Ayala, as well as in the essays of the poet Luis Rosales who regards freedom as a frame of mind in Cervantes's oeuvre.
A not exhaustive list would point out that the proper names are inexact, that the juxtaposition of the Universities of Cuyo and Oxford is a tongue-in-cheek subversion of hierarchies, while the remarks about Borges's attraction to the underworld of a mythicized Buenos Aires ring true.
The Battle of Haifa is mythicized and appropriated in the service of the exigencies of this day and age.
In reference to American narrative traditions, the film can be situated between mythicized family tragedies, in the vein of John Steinbeck's East of Eden (1952) or Eugene O'Neill's plays, on the one hand, and contemplative Westerns portraying doomed heroes on the run, such as Abraham Polonsky's Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) and Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), on the other.
The battle is fought in the land of mythicized information, and within its parameters this simulacrum of power can be observed, afforded by the permanent modification, de(re)coding of the discourse and informational exchange in cyberspace.
Furthermore, education systems should take responsibility for the fact that students have mythicized mathematics because they are structured to educate everyone equally and in all areas.
Imperialist nostalgia, as Rosaldo sees it, does not have to depend on a vision of Empire; it describes a more generalized, pastoral mode of wistful reminiscence that seeks control over, but not responsibility for, a mythicized version of the past.
In Gente Mia and Other Poems, and the autobiographical trilogy, Tusiani explores the major themes associated with migration: the spiritually and psychologically violent act of division from one's family and native land (which is the first experience of the new emigrant), the dreams of the immigrant, the prejudice he encounters, the process of Americanization, the question of language, the alienation, and the realization that the new world is not the "land of hospitality" so mythicized in the Old World.
Bernie was, after all, also something else--something often revered and mythicized, but rarely found--a true mentor.
The fact that the mother appears to be solid, strong and optimistic, without any trace of female weakness, while violating at the same time many of the elements that make up the mythicized perception of maternity, should be attributed to Andreou's ideology on women, whom he considers of equal value and worth to men.