Definition of historicize in English:

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Pronunciation: /hɪˈstɒrɪsʌɪz/
(also historicise)


[with object]
Treat or represent as historical: he attempts periodically to historicize his text he historicized freestyle with striking aptitude
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  • The images, on the other hand, do less to historicize artistic representations of the veil and instead highlight recent art works.
  • The attempt to define and historicize Gary Hill's ‘video art’ becomes a difficult task as long as we are looking for its essence.
  • Ironically, therefore, Wallerstein's attempt to historicize the concept of a world system has been circumvented by his acolytes.



Example sentences
  • But this almost patronizing gospel of high learning forsakes necessary historicization and theory for more myopic designs.
  • We see what amounts to a historicization of museum display.
  • This collection, however, stands as a powerful contribution to their demand for the historicization of Wilhelmine Germany.
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