Definition of Sentimentalize

1. Verb. Look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment. "Don't sentimentalize the past events"

Exact synonyms: Sentimentalise
Generic synonyms: Belie, Misrepresent
Derivative terms: Sentimentalisation



2. Verb. Make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities. "These experiences have sentimentalized her"
Exact synonyms: Sentimentalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

3. Verb. Act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression.
Exact synonyms: Sentimentalise, Sentimentise, Sentimentize
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Sentimentalisation, Sentimentalization

Definition of Sentimentalize

1. v. t. To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.

2. v. i. To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.

Definition of Sentimentalize

1. Verb. (transitive) To give a sentimental feel to. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sentimentalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Literary usage of Sentimentalize

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1. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"He wanted to be quiet and sentimentalize over the roaring of the wind outside. ... They reproach and torment themselves, and refine and sentimentalize, ..."

2. 'Hail and Farewell!' by George Moore (1912)
"I wonder why it has fallen out of favour; for to sentimentalize is to succeed, and it was really very kind of Newman to sentimentalize over the miseries ..."

3. Mark Twain's Library of Humor by Mark Twain (1906)
"Why don't yc i sentimentalize his helpless, overworked horse?—all in a reek of perspiration." "Perspiration! Why, my dear, it's the rain! ..."

4. Leading Opinions Both for and Against National Defense: A Symposium of by Hudson Maxim (1916)
"If a mad dog attacks him and he has a club, he will not sentimentalize with the dog and say "Nice Doggie! Good Doggie! Doggie mustn't bite! ..."

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