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sentimentalize

Definitions of sentimentalize
  1. verb
    act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
    synonyms: sentimentalise, sentimentise, sentimentize
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    type of:
    act, behave, do
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  2. verb
    make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    “Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind”
    “These experiences have sentimentalized her”
    synonyms: sentimentalise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    “Don't sentimentalize the past events”
    synonyms: sentimentalise
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    type of:
    belie, misrepresent
    represent falsely
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