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to regard or imbue with affected or exaggerated emotion

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interpret romantically

make romantic in style

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It was done because we wanted to show the ugliness and not use these events and issues as plot devices or romanticize them in any way.
White Shift has gone on and franked that form, and 7f on the July course should provide Romanticize with ideal conditions.
In an epilogue, he romanticizes the New Deal as a time of national purpose, "a sense of a wider community," and laments the lack of such national coherence now.
As she reflects on her life, the film weaves itself around the 1997 Little Rock Nine 40th-anniversary celebrations at the White House, where another Little Rocker, President Bill Clinton, awarded them Congressional medals for bravery While it loses its sharp focus in connecting Minnijean to a variety of contemporary protest movements, Journey to Little Rock smartly refuses the temptation to romanticize its subject and offers revealing, painful glimpses of the personal costs of political struggle.
Too many of our contemporaries in the liberal democracies of the West demonize the rich, romanticize the poor, and wish to blend the whole of society into one homogeneous mass under an enforced "equality" in which no one can be different in material status or social standing.
If all this can make Pompeii look like a gay utopia that left an enduring legacy, it's also easy to romanticize the past.
What may be harder for some of us to deal with is the fact that Delany's demystifications are equally aimed at derailing the myths that the oppressed and their theorizers promulgate - myths that frequently homogenize and romanticize identity and experience in ways that rally emotions and sharpen allegiances but don't particularly promote deep understanding.
Perhaps best of all, it does not glorify war nor romanticize armed conflict.
Not the least of these obstacles is the tendency to romanticize Homestead's past now that the mill which dominated its landscape and their lives has disappeared.
Sadly, professional historians have tended either to ignore the area in their writing or to romanticize the community's history.
If that's not enough to get you in the holiday spirit, then ``Closer'' presents cruel sexual manipulations; ``Imaginary Heroes'' and ``A Love Song for Bobby Long'' romanticize family dissolution, unexpected deaths and substance abuse; ``The Assassination of Richard Nixon'' looks at madness and corruption; and ``The Merchant of Venice'' venerates the evergreen subjects of anti-Semitism and the unbreakable cycles of cruelty.
But in retrospect, that appearance might have been deceiving: Warhol always tended to romanticize his Americana subjects more than he let on, and Basquiat preferred to play the caustic outsider, but both were concerned with transcribing the noise of the culture.
Anyone inclined to romanticize Cuba in these winter years of Fidel Castro's regime needs to take a good look at Schnabel's Before Night Falls, which presents a harrowing portrait of what it meant for a writer to be gay and out in the heyday of the revolution.
Walker, who knew the most brutal features of the rural South firsthand, is careful not to romanticize the South to which Grange returns.