[ UK /sˌɛntɪmˈɛntəlˌa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind
    These experiences have sentimentalized her
  2. act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
  3. look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    Don't sentimentalize the past events
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How To Use sentimentalise In A Sentence

  • This book sentimentalizes the suffering of the disabled.
  • We censor it, sentimentalise it, treat it as a commodity.
  • One sister in London, England, sentimentalizes Montreal and pines to be here.
  • It could be argued that this sort of easy portrayal of the conflict between decency and depravity is false to the actual content of evil, a sentimentalized response. Translated Texts
  • When we're nostalgic, we think about interactions with significant others in a sentimentalized past, and those social memories boost feelings of fellowship, researchers suggested. Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea
  • We have sentimentalized our understanding of God's relationship to humanity.
  • He seems either to fear women or to sentimentalize them.
  • And to say that Simpson doesn't sentimentalize this role would be a massive understatement.
  • Some stalwart grad student could write quite a paper on the undertones and resonances of a paragraph like this one: "Through British veins runs the poisonous fake idealism of "human rights" and "sensitivity," of happy-clappy multicultural groveling and sick, weak, deracinated moral universalism -- the rotten fruit of a debased, sentimentalized Christianity. Richard (RJ) Eskow: England's Ashes - America's Future?
  • We sentimentalize the great figures of our past, and then we find out that they were human beings who did both things that were exceptional and other things that perhaps weren't savory at all.
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