aestheticize
aestheticize [es thet′i sīz΄]
vt.
aestheticized, aestheticizing
to make a subject of aesthetic consideration; view or judge with regard to an aesthetic
aestheticization
n.

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aes·thet·i·cize also es·thet·i·cize (ĕs-thĕtʹə-sīz') tr.v. aes·thet·i·cized, aes·thet·i·ciz·ing, aes·thet·i·ciz·es
To depict in an idealized or artistic manner: “When they range too far from experience, aestheticize life too much, the pictures are disappointing” (Village Voice).

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Universalium. 2010.

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