[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. banaban,
  2. banach space,
  3. banak,
  4. banal,
  5. banality,
  6. banally,
  7. banana,
  8. banana belt,
  9. banana bender,
  10. banana family

Also especially British, ba·nal·ise.

Origin of banalize

First recorded in 1960–65; banal + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019