Meaning of sentimentalize

sen•ti•men•tal•ize

Pronunciation: (sen"tu-men'tl-īz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to indulge in sentiment.
—v.t.
  1. to view (someone or something) sentimentally: He sentimentalized the relationship until all real meaning was lost.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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