American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make or make appear historical.
- v. To use historical details or materials.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To record or narrate as history.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle.
- historic + -ize (Wiktionary)
“I suppose you could historicize or contextualize them – Ballard with the ICA milieu and Eno with the UK art schools.”
“Judeo-Christian, Greek, Renaissance and Enlightenment traditions historicize this link via idealized bodies, technological perfection, ordered space and a host of other tropes for reasoned man, who is good because he is beautiful and beautiful because he is good.”
“This is an irony, indeed, for a critic and a book most readily associated with the command to "always historicize!”
“And it is also dangerous to historicize his life in a pragmatic way upon other human beings.”
“What I set out to do in those posts was historicize the doomsters.”
“This is the first time I've seen a 19th-c. author try to historicize the use of "Romanist" vs.”
“Why do Roman sources Tacitus or the letters of Pliny not mention that this movement is seeking to historicize a mythical figure?”
“A good rule of thumb is to historicize everything, connect everything, keep asking how things link up and move from one to another.”
“However, much of this discussion not only diverges from Equiano's text, but also fails to adequately historicize gender and sexuality in both 18th century British and Igbo society.”
“I wonder if Equiano's post-conversion memoir affords material of sufficient quality and quantity to enable the critic to historicize his erotic subjectivity, but”
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