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mythicize

Syllabification: myth·i·cize
Pronunciation: /ˈmiTHəˌsīz
 
/

Definition of mythicize in English:

verb

[with object]
Turn into myth; interpret mythically.
Example sentences
  • As the memory of the famous singer is seized upon and mythicized, Rai decides to set the record straight about Vina.

Derivatives

mythicism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌsizəm/
noun
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.

mythicist

2
noun
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?

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