- to design in or cause to conform to a particular style, as of representation or treatment in art; conventionalize.
Also especially British, styl·ise.
Origin of stylize
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Examples from the Web for stylized
The result was a kind of stylized, Instragram documentary of what had already become the longest war in American history.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots
Nathan Bradley Bethea
November 12, 2014
In Sonic, the images that show the business of looking messy and a little druggy are all so stylized, serious, and concentrated.The Dark Rock Star Fantasy of Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane
September 24, 2014
But what looked fun and stylized in a 1953 film looked bizarre on primetime TV in 2014.
Normally, the violence on Hannibal is so stylized to put it at a remove, but all of that went out the window in that last scene.Hugh Dancy on ‘Hannibal’s’ Brilliantly Batsh*t Finale and the Future of Will Graham
May 24, 2014
A stylized video of their product sponsored by GE garnered thousands of views and likes when Hövdings began selling a year later.Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety
December 19, 2013
The design was clean and elegant, stylized after the Egyptian manner.
The figure with the stylized jackal head was Anubis, the god of death.
Maybe the stylized representation of native plants and animals.Key Out of Time
Andre Alice Norton
But they were only stylized gestures leading to conditioned reflexes deep in the medulla.The Sensitive Man
Poul William Anderson
The patterns are all stylized, designs copied from nature being rare.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
- (tr) to give a conventional or established stylistic form to
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Word Origin and History for stylized
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