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sentimentalize
American English: /ˌsɛn(t)əˈmɛn(t)lˌaɪz/
British English: /sɛntɪˈmɛntəlʌɪz/

Translation of sentimentalize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • dar una visión sentimental de

intransitive verb

  • ponerse sentimental
    he has a tendency to sentimentalize
    tiende a ponerse sentimental
    Example sentences
    • We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity.
    • The story of a nun who befriends a man on death row never sentimentalises the issues, but is an unforgettable study of capital punishment's cynicism.
    • To her credit, Leslie treats them seriously, without sentimentalizing the characters or their experiences.

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