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Verb: sentimentalize  ,sen-ti'men-tu,lIz
  1. Look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    "Don't sentimentalize the past events";
    - sentimentalise [Brit]
  2. Make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    "Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind"; "These experiences have sentimentalized her";
    - sentimentalise [Brit]
  3. Act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
    - sentimentalise [Brit], sentimentize, sentimentise [Brit]

Derived forms: sentimentalizes, sentimentalized, sentimentalizing

Type of: act, alter, behave, belie, change, do, misrepresent, modify