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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/

(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)