banalize

[ 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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Also especially British, ba·nal·ise .

Origin of banalize

First recorded in 1960–65; banal + -ize
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