demythologize

Synonyms and related words:
account for, allegorize, clarify, clear up, crack, decipher, demonstrate, elucidate, enlighten, euhemerize, exemplify, explain, explain away, explicate, exposit, expound, give reason for, give the meaning, illuminate, illustrate, make clear, make plain, popularize, rationalize, shed light upon, show, show how, show the way, simplify, solve, spell out, throw light upon, unfold, unlock, unravel

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  • demythologize — v. t. to remove the mythical elements from; of writings, such as the Bible. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demythologize — (Amer.) v. remove mythological characteristics, make less mysterious and more human (also demythologise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demythologize — [dē΄mi thäl′ə jīz΄] vt. demythologized, demythologizing Theol. to eliminate elements viewed as mythological from (the Bible, a belief, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • demythologize — demythologization, n. demythologizer, n. /dee mi thol euh juyz /, v., demythologized, demythologizing. v.t. 1. to divest of mythological or legendary attributes or forms, as in order to permit clearer appraisal and understanding: to demythologize …   Universalium

  • demythologize — transitive verb Date: 1950 1. to divest of mythological forms in order to uncover the meaning underlying them < demythologize the Gospels > 2. to divest of mythical elements or associations • demythologization noun • demythologizer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demythologize — verb to remove the mythological elements of something in order to find the underlying meaning …   Wiktionary

  • demythologize — or demythologise verb reinterpret (a subject) so that it is free of mythical elements …   English new terms dictionary

  • demythologize — de·mythologize …   English syllables

  • demythologize —  Демифологизировать …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • demythologize — de•my•thol•o•gize [[t]ˌdi mɪˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz[/t]] v. t. gized, giz•ing cvb to divest of mythological attributes, as to permit clearer understanding • Etymology: 1945–50 de my•thol o•gi•za′tion, n. de my•thol′o•giz er, n …   From formal English to slang

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