[ buh-nal-ahyz, -nah-lahyz, beyn-l-ahyz ]
/ bəˈnæl aɪz, -ˈnɑ laɪz, ˈbeɪn lˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), ba·nal·ized, ba·nal·iz·ing.
to render or make banal; trivialize: Television has often been accused of banalizing even the most serious subjects.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Also especially British, ba·nal·ise .
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