Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle romanticizing
, past tense , past participle romanticized
regional note: in BRIT, also use romanticise
If you romanticize
someone or something, you think or talk
about them in a way which is not at all realistic
and which makes them seem better
than they really
He romanticized the past as he became disillusioned with his present.
Mr. Lane's film takes a highly romanticized view of life on the streets.
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