Meaning of historicize

his•tor•i•cize

Pronunciation: (hi-stôr'u-sīz", -stor'-), [key]
— v., -cized, -ciz•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to interpret something as a product of historical development.
—v.t.
  1. to narrate as history; render historic.
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