- to practice ritualism.
Also especially British, rit·u·al·ise.
Origin of ritualize
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Examples from the Web for ritualized
The absence of a well-organized cult does not mean the absence of ritualized abuse.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice
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This type of therapy aims to challenge obsessive thought patterns and ritualized compulsions.Hoarding Made a Hit TV Show. Now It’s Becoming a Sickness in the DSM.
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The amount of information on the ritualized behavior of the Bell Vireo and related species heretofore has been meager.
These actions have been emancipated from incomplete take-offs and incorporated in ritualized courtship and agonistic behavior.
This ritualized behavior could conceivably be derived from hetero-preening.
Warfare—as apart from slaughter—was formalized and ritualized beyond all Western dreams of gallantry.Government in Republican China
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- (intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
- (tr) to make (something) into a ritual
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