sentimentalize love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To imbue or regard with sentiment; be sentimental about.
  • intransitive v. To behave in a sentimental manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To give a sentimental feel to.
  • v. To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.
  • transitive v. To regard in a sentimental manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To indulge in sentiment; talk sentiment; play the sentimentalist.
  • To render sentimental; give a sentimental character to.
  • Also spelled sentimentalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
  • v. make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
  • v. look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment

Etymologies

sentimental +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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