glamorize glamorize  /ɡ ˈlæ mə ˌraɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) interpret romantically
  2. (v) make glamorous and attractive

Usage(s):

  1. There's nearly always a tendency in movies about revolutions to glamorize and ennoble the oppressed but that's not the purport of this film.
  2. If all the friendly meetings and cutely named awards fail, critics have a solution the industry will hate: require an R rating on movies that glamorize smoking.

News

  • Rolling Stone sexes up Tsarnaev

    Readers are outraged. But does spotlighting an accused terrorist automatically "glamorize" him?        
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. Brown said California children are being exposed to video games "that glamorize killing sprees, torture and sexual assault."
    on May 20, 2009 By: Jerry Brown Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "It's despicable to glamorize violence in games like these, regardless of how far-fetched the setting may be," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Friday.
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Boston Herald

  3. Schwarzenegger said he didn't want the media "to glamorize murderers and thereby once again traumatize crime victims and their families."
    on Oct 22, 2006 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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