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"romanticize" in British English

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romanticizeverb [I]

(UK usually romanticise) uk   /rəʊˈmæn.tɪ.saɪz/ /rəˈmæn.tɪ.saɪz/  us   /roʊˈmæn.t̬ə.saɪz/
to ​talk about something in a way that makes it ​soundbetter than it really is, or to ​believe that something is ​better than it really is: Stop romanticizing! Nothing's that ​perfect.
(Definition of romanticize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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romanticizeverb [T]

 us   /roʊˈmæn·təˌsɑɪz/
to ​believe that something is ​better, more ​interesting, or more ​exciting than it really is: He romanticized the ​life of a ​spy, not ​knowing how ​boring and ​lonely it can be.
(Definition of romanticize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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