- to make conventional.
- Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
Also especially British, con·ven·tion·al·ise.
Origin of conventionalize
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Examples from the Web for conventionalised
He is holding thunderbolts, conventionalised in a hand-like form.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
Not that Jacob and Marianne are unnatural—quite the contrary—but that their situations are conventionalised.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
So, in autocratic Assyria, sculpture reaches a certain point and becomes for ever conventionalised.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
The institutions of this cultural phase are conventionalised relations of force and fraud.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays
Evidently there is much sophistication, not to say conventionalised affectation, in all this national attachment and allegiance.
- to make conventional
- to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
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