historicize

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historic +‎ -ize

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historicize (third-person singular simple present historicizes, present participle historicizing, simple past and past participle historicized)

  1. To treat from the perspective of history or historicism
    • 2007 October 19, Roberta Smith, “Sensualist With a Cause in Old Vienna”, New York Times:
      The breaking point came in 1900 with the hostile reaction to his “Philosophy,” a public commission for the University of Vienna in which Klimt’s historicizing realism began to turn toward a darker, more distorted Symbolist treatment of figures and space.

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