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poeticize

Line breaks: poeti|cize
Pronunciation: /pəʊˈɛtɪsʌɪz
 
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(also poeticise)

Definition of poeticize in English:

verb

[with object]
1Make poetic in character: the scenes are poeticized as we see them, but this doesn’t strike a false note
More example sentences
  • Mayor Woolstencroft poeticized these sentiments saying, ‘It is as if the world holds its breath as we make these remarks… Today, we turn more than sod; we turn a page in our community's history.’
  • Many writers have tried to poeticize drug abuse, to portray their habits as fanciful rather than merely destructive.
  • Who gave her anything close to the right to poeticize this death and this mother's slow disintegration?
1.1 [no object] Write or speak poetically: an ageing academic with a tendency to poeticize
More example sentences
  • The more Clausewitz poeticizes, the more convinced the reader is that friction is in fact paramount in war, theory nothing.
  • He could poeticize for hours about the ‘fluorescent orbs.’
  • One remaining issue perhaps needs a little comment to elaborate the contrast between poeticising and ideologising the reading of a text, or the listening to the patient.

Derivatives

poeticism

1
noun
Example sentences
  • There wasn't an appreciable sonic variation, other than perhaps a touch more slide guitar weaving through the aching poeticisms on the second, and stronger, offering.
  • One needs to try to avoid poeticism where possible.
  • The instrumentation on the record has a strange sensuality to it, acting as kind of redemptive salve and counterpoint to the jagged poeticism of the lyrics.

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