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verb as in beautify

verb as in romanticize

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verb as in sentimentalize

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Example Sentences

It took living in a place where work is glamorized and rest is discouraged for me to appreciate casariyo.

We have, in a very real sense, over-glamorized the food that we eat.

From Eater

To some, the film was just a glamorized portrayal of “thug life” and an inaccurate characterization of young men growing up in the hood.

Our whole culture glamorizes the grind, the hard work so when something like a global pandemic comes along and we are left with nothing but our unemployed selves and the distorted world of social media, it is easy to feel like we are inadequate.

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Tom leads us from the rough tough 1970s through the rise of yuppies and yuppified, glamorized outer boroughs, the birth of hip hop and Bloomberg terminals, and the international super-luxury Manhattan of today.

“I just wanted to make it realistic and not glamorize life,” she said.

As Joe, Gainsbourg makes no effort to glamorize the truth, but she makes all the effort to honor the truth.

I strongly believe that the show does not glamorize teen pregnancy.

And the human mind always seems to magnify the present difficulties, and glamorize the possible future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another word for glamorize?

Glamorize most commonly means to make something appear to be glamorous when it’s really not, as in All these movies glamorize violence instead of showing its real consequences. Words that often mean the same thing are glorify and romanticize. The words idealize and sentimentalize can also be used in similar ways.

Less commonly, glamorize is used in a more straightforward way meaning to make someone or something more beautiful, attractive, fancy, etc., as in Don’t worry—we will totally glamorize you for the cover shoot.

What’s the difference between glamorize, glamour, and glamorous?

The noun glamour is usually spelled with a u but also sometimes spelled glamor. The verb glamorize and the adjective glamorous are sometimes spelled with –our-, but more often just –or-.

Is it glamorize or glamorise?

The usual spelling in American English is glamorize. In British English and other varieties, the spelling glamorise is used.

How do you use glamorize in a sentence?

Glamorize is usually used in the context of things that are believed to glorify or romanticize something considered negative.

Here are some examples of glamorize in a sentence:

  • Some war films show the agony of war, while others glamorize it.
  • I try not to glamorize the past when I write historical fiction.
  • She accused the media of glamorizing the life of a pop star.

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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to glamorize, such as: adorn, bedeck, decorate, array, deck, and embellish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.