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Synonyms for sentimentalise

make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities

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look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment

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act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression

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I don't want to sentimentalise the past - times change.
WE sentimentalise the physically and mentally disabled.
Michelle, who juggles work with bringing up her own five-year-old daughter Maia, says: "I like the way the drama doesn't sentimentalise motherhood.
This is interesting stuff and nicely played by Paltrow who makes sure that Abbie does not sentimentalise her dead husband.
Do these people know or care about how many lives have been destroyed by crimes such as muggings, burglaries and vandalism committed by the youths who they sentimentalise over?
It is, as we reviewers say, a 'thundering good read' and it deals with, among other themes, the Krays and Jack the Hat - villains of the kind of crime with which the British love to read about in their tabloids and whom they tend to sentimentalise with remarks like 'They only killed their own'.
Despite this the film never sentimentalises or patronises and this is one of its strongest features.
I've always been left a bit cold by Saturday night shows which dramatise pain and sentimentalises old folk's declining functions.
Antony Sher who, lapsing effortlessly into Cockney as Kean sentimentalises his tumbling days, persuades us for a couple of hours that he was born to play no other role (except, possibly, Richard III and Shy-lock, of which we also get a taste).