Definition of historize in English:

historize

(also historise)

verb

  • 1with object To tell the history of; to narrate as history.

  • 2no object To compose history or narrative; to take a historical view of something; to act as a historian.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Bridges (?1536–1618), bishop of Oxford. From history + -ize. Compare post-classical Latin historizare. Compare botanize, etc.

Pronunciation

historize

/ˈhɪstərʌɪz/