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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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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.
Can we, in the very Catholic pursuit of charity for the poor and downtrodden romanticize the poor and condemn the rich solely for their respective poverty and wealth--without consideration of any other factor?
He underscores the vulnerability of the centrally directed welfare state in the absence of national community, and he does not romanticize about national purpose.
Renaissance Faires are outdoor events geared for family fun and which romanticize the historical ambience of a Renaissance era marketplace replete with craft shops, food vendors, and continuous entertainment throughout the day.
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.