Deal with or describe in an idealized or unrealistic fashion; make (something) seem better or more appealing than it really is: the tendency to romanticize nonindustrial societies [no object]: she was romanticizing about the past
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- It is important to continue to question these images, and construct alternatives which will rectify these negative portrayals without idealizing or romanticizing them.
- There's certainly a tendency in history to romanticize the heroics of the past.
- This is natural, of course; the tendency to romanticize relationships, the fear of being alone trumping truthful remembrances of paranoia and neuroticism, is one of the cuter things humans do.
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- I ought to apologize to the younger me, who surely wasn't the geeky, eager innocent I just made him out to be, and who would have rolled his eyes at his older self's nostalgic romanticizations.
- Having lived through it all, as a youth, no less, and therefore naturally given to romanticization and idealization, I can tell you this much: The future ain't all it's cracked up to be.
- This romanticization of lawlessness is hardly innocuous.
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