verb (used with object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
- to make romantic; invest with a romantic character: Many people romanticize the role of an editor.
verb (used without object), ro·man·ti·cized, ro·man·ti·ciz·ing.
- to hold romantic notions, ideas, etc.
- (intr) to think or act in a romantic way
- (tr) to interpret according to romantic precepts
- to make or become romantic, as in style
v.1818, from romantic + -ize. Related: Romanticized; romanticizing.