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sentimentalize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsentimentalizesen‧ti‧ment‧al‧ize (also sentimentalise British English) /ˌsentəˈmentl-aɪz/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  PERFECTto speak, write, or think about only the good or happy things about something, not the bad things novels that sentimentalize the past→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sentimentalizeDoes he, though, slightly sentimentalize the Andantino sections of the first movement?These historical novels tended to sentimentalize the past.In keeping with the general mood of the time, these novels tended to sentimentalize the past.But the Marschallin does not misjudge, nor does she sentimentalize the situation.
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Verb table
sentimentalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysentimentalize
he, she, itsentimentalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysentimentalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sentimentalized
he, she, ithas sentimentalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sentimentalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sentimentalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sentimentalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sentimentalizing
he, she, itis sentimentalizing
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you, we, theyare sentimentalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sentimentalizing
you, we, theywere sentimentalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sentimentalizing
he, she, ithas been sentimentalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sentimentalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sentimentalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sentimentalizing
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