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conventionalize

[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-ahyz] /kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), conventionalized, conventionalizing.
1.
to make conventional.
2.
Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
Also, especially British, conventionalise.
Origin of conventionalize
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; conventional + -ize
Related forms
conventionalization, noun
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Examples from the Web for conventionalize
Historical Examples
  • I'll just make studies now, and this winter I'll conventionalize them and work them into patterns.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • They're just going to disorganize me, conventionalize me completely.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • We do not separate the features as frequently as did that ancient people, but we conventionalize them as often.

British Dictionary definitions for conventionalize

conventionalize

/kənˈvɛnʃənəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make conventional
2.
to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
Derived Forms
conventionalization, conventionalisation, noun
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