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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
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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
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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
References in classic literature ?
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Yet what little has been written specifically about Lincoln and death is insufficient, sentimentalized, or devoid of the rich historical literature about death and mourning during the nineteenth century.
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Chapter 5, "Pathos and Tenderness: The Victorian Era," continues the sentimentalized depiction of children, highlighting the popularity of Arthur in King John as the sentimentalized, mother-attached, epitome of a Victorian child, almost always played by girl actresses, while the young Macduff was consistently cut from productions through the nineteenth century; the horrors that he faced were as unrecuperable as the entire Titus Andronicus.
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None, I'm betting, want to see it sentimentalized. "Just the facts, ma'am."
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The purpose of the editors is to de-emphasize the "feminization thesis" (the idea that in the modern era, faith became a feminine quality and Christianity the cultural territory of women, and therefore socially sentimentalized, emotionalized, and devalued).
Still, behind the sentimentalized urchins on the sand, thereAAEs a terrific evocation of the blue-green Mediterranean in the sun.
But this strength should not be sentimentalized. Children, who remain exquisitely sensitive to their circumstances and surroundings, need a healthy environment in which to develop and thrive, explore and play, hope and dream.
attitude make one suspect that whatever is being sentimentalized is in actuality governed by rational, calculating motivation ...