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English definition of “mythologize”


verb [I or T] uk mainly US (UK usually mythologise)   /mɪˈθɒl.ə.dʒaɪz/ us    /mɪˈθɑː.lə-/
to create a false picture of a situation: People tend to mythologize (about) their youth/the past.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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