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glamorize

Line breaks: glam¦or|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlamərʌɪz
 
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(also glamourize or glamorise)

Definition of glamorize in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (something) seem glamorous or desirable, especially spuriously so: the lyrics glamorize drugs
More example sentences
  • Many of these websites openly promote drug use, others glamorize the drug culture and thereby implicitly promote use and experimentation.
  • Some claim that the film glamourises drug abuse, but amidst the dark humour, there are some truly horrific moments.
  • I'm not glamourizing it or glorifying the lifestyle.

Derivatives

glamorization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • You know, I'm not on the fence about rape and the glamourisation of rape.
  • Hollywood's glamourisation notwithstanding, it strikes me as bizarre that we should take delight in the casual violence of men without conscience, but I understand the fascination.
  • But there is a lack of proportion in this glamourisation of crime in a society already paying heavily for the criminalisation of politics.

Words that rhyme with glamorize

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