Definition of Mythologize

1. Verb. Construct a myth. "The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"

Exact synonyms: Mythologise
Generic synonyms: Cook Up, Fabricate, Invent, Make Up, Manufacture



2. Verb. Make into a myth. "The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66"
Exact synonyms: Mythicise, Mythicize, Mythologise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Mythologisation, Myth, Mythologization, Mythology, Mythology
Antonyms: Demythologize

Definition of Mythologize

1. v. i. To relate, classify, and explain, or attempt to explain, myths; to write upon myths.

Definition of Mythologize

1. Verb. (context: transitive now rare) To interpret (a story etc.) as mythological; to explain the symbolic meaning of. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To construct a myth or mythology. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make (something or someone) into a myth; to create a legend about. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mythologize

1. [v -GIZED, -GIZING, -GIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mythologize

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Literary usage of Mythologize

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1. Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the by Raymond Wilson Chambers (1921)
"But I think that any further attempt to proceed, from this, to mythologize the deeds of Beowulf the Geat, is pure conjecture, and probably quite fruitless ..."

2. Author's & Printer's Dictionary: A Guide for Authors by Frederick Howard Collins (1912)
"... the wrong or too frequent use of "m," not me-. myth., mythology, -ical. mythologize, etc., not -ise. mythopoeic.myth-making, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... a personal significance ; but none of the attempts hitherto made to mythologize it (as by Popper, who sees in the wrestling Jacob the Asiatic Hercules, ..."

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