sentimentalize


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sen·ti·men·tal·ize

 (sĕn′tə-mĕn′tl-īz′)
v. sen·ti·men·tal·ized, sen·ti·men·tal·iz·ing, sen·ti·men·tal·iz·es
v.tr.
To imbue or regard with sentiment; be sentimental about.
v.intr.
To behave in a sentimental manner.

sen′ti·men′tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

sentimentalize

(ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) or

sentimentalise

vb
to make sentimental or behave sentimentally
ˌsentiˌmentaliˈzation, ˌsentiˌmentaliˈsation n

sen•ti•men•tal•ize

(ˌsɛn təˈmɛn tlˌaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to indulge in sentiment.
v.t.
2. to view (someone or something) sentimentally.
[1790–1800]
sen`ti•men`tal•i•za′tion, n.

sentimentalize


Past participle: sentimentalized
Gerund: sentimentalizing

Imperative
sentimentalize
sentimentalize
Present
I sentimentalize
you sentimentalize
he/she/it sentimentalizes
we sentimentalize
you sentimentalize
they sentimentalize
Preterite
I sentimentalized
you sentimentalized
he/she/it sentimentalized
we sentimentalized
you sentimentalized
they sentimentalized
Present Continuous
I am sentimentalizing
you are sentimentalizing
he/she/it is sentimentalizing
we are sentimentalizing
you are sentimentalizing
they are sentimentalizing
Present Perfect
I have sentimentalized
you have sentimentalized
he/she/it has sentimentalized
we have sentimentalized
you have sentimentalized
they have sentimentalized
Past Continuous
I was sentimentalizing
you were sentimentalizing
he/she/it was sentimentalizing
we were sentimentalizing
you were sentimentalizing
they were sentimentalizing
Past Perfect
I had sentimentalized
you had sentimentalized
he/she/it had sentimentalized
we had sentimentalized
you had sentimentalized
they had sentimentalized
Future
I will sentimentalize
you will sentimentalize
he/she/it will sentimentalize
we will sentimentalize
you will sentimentalize
they will sentimentalize
Future Perfect
I will have sentimentalized
you will have sentimentalized
he/she/it will have sentimentalized
we will have sentimentalized
you will have sentimentalized
they will have sentimentalized
Future Continuous
I will be sentimentalizing
you will be sentimentalizing
he/she/it will be sentimentalizing
we will be sentimentalizing
you will be sentimentalizing
they will be sentimentalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sentimentalizing
you have been sentimentalizing
he/she/it has been sentimentalizing
we have been sentimentalizing
you have been sentimentalizing
they have been sentimentalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sentimentalizing
you will have been sentimentalizing
he/she/it will have been sentimentalizing
we will have been sentimentalizing
you will have been sentimentalizing
they will have been sentimentalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sentimentalizing
you had been sentimentalizing
he/she/it had been sentimentalizing
we had been sentimentalizing
you had been sentimentalizing
they had been sentimentalizing
Conditional
I would sentimentalize
you would sentimentalize
he/she/it would sentimentalize
we would sentimentalize
you would sentimentalize
they would sentimentalize
Past Conditional
I would have sentimentalized
you would have sentimentalized
he/she/it would have sentimentalized
we would have sentimentalized
you would have sentimentalized
they would have sentimentalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sentimentalize - look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment; "Don't sentimentalize the past events"
misrepresent, belie - represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
2.sentimentalize - make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities; "Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind"; "These experiences have sentimentalized her"
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.sentimentalize - act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
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"

sentimentalize

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

sentimentalize

[ˌsentɪˈmentəlaɪz]
A. VTsentimentalizar, imbuir de sentimiento

sentimentalize

visentimental sein

sentimentalize

[ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəˌlaɪz] (frm, pej) vtfare del sentimentalismo su
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