Definition of mythicize in English:


Line breaks: mythi|cize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪθɪsʌɪz
(also mythicise)


[with object]
Make (someone or something) the subject of a myth or myths: the figure of Jesus had been mythicized by the religious imagination of the early Christians
More example sentences
  • But by mythicising his illness he extracted more from the experience than he would had he recognised its true provenance.
  • The characters are themselves responsible for thus mythicizing the geographical journey; each of them embarks on an ‘imagined journey from periphery to centre’.
  • Virgil recognizes the anomaly of expunged Trojan origins and effectively mythicizes it in Book 12 of the Aeneid.



Pronunciation: /-sɪz(ə)m/
More example sentences
  • Flemming has in a way tarnished the image of mythicism by promoting bad arguments, and ironically will drive people away from mythicism.
  • Our traditions must be well disposed, that is able to stand back wisely from even the appearance of excessive mythicism in their own tradition.
  • A continuing objective of scholars of judicial behavior is to expose the mythicism that is integral to the public perception of American judicial institutions.


More example sentences
  • It's better to be a mythicist than a minimalist, but wiser to be a millennialist than a mythicist.
  • Despite the claims of certain mythicists, there is of course no evidence of Mithra being crucified.
  • I just want to know how you fellow realists can actually argue with these mythicists and keep your cool?

Definition of mythicize in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...