also -ise BrE verb (T) to make something seem more attractive than it really is: a widespread perception that Hollywood movies tend to glamorize war — glamorization noun (U)

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  • glamorize — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • glamorize — also glamourize, 1901, from GLAMOR (Cf. glamor) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Glamorized; glamorizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • glamorize — (Amer.) glam·or·ize || glæmÉ™raɪz v. make glamorous, make attractive (also glamorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glamorize — (also glamorise) ► VERB ▪ make (something) seem glamorous or desirable, especially spuriously so. DERIVATIVES glamorization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • glamorize — ☆ glamorize [glam′ər īz΄ ] vt. glamorized, glamorizing to make glamorous: also sp. glamourize glamorization n …   English World dictionary

  • glamorize — UK [ˈɡlæməraɪz] / US [ˈɡlæməˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms glamorize : present tense I/you/we/they glamorize he/she/it glamorizes present participle glamorizing past tense glamorized past participle glamorized to make someone or something… …   English dictionary

  • glamorize — also glamourize transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1936 1. to look upon or depict as glamorous ; romanticize < the novel glamorizes war > 2. to make glamorous < glamorize the living room > • glamorization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glamorize — glamorization, n. glamorizer, n. /glam euh ruyz /, v.t., glamorized, glamorizing. 1. to make glamorous. 2. to glorify or romanticize: an adventure film that tended to glamorize war. Also, glamourize; esp. Brit., glamourise. [1935 40, Amer.;… …   Universalium

  • glamorize — verb a) To make or give the appearance of being glamorous. Some movies sometimes glamorize criminal activity by making crimninals seem cool. b) To glorify; to romanticize …   Wiktionary

  • glamorize — Synonyms and related words: adorn, aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, beautify, become one, canonize, crown, decorate, deify, doll up, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, glorify, grace, gussy up, immortalize, lionize, magnify …   Moby Thesaurus

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