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English verb: sentimentalize

1. sentimentalize (change) look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment


SamplesDon't sentimentalize the past events.


Synonymssentimentalise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)belie, misrepresent

2. sentimentalize (change) make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities


SamplesToo much poetry sentimentalizes the mind.
These experiences have sentimentalized her.


Synonymssentimentalise


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. sentimentalize (body) act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression


Synonymssentimentalise, sentimentise, sentimentize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do









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