conservatize

[ kuh n-sur-vuh-tahyz ]
/ kənˈsɜr vəˌtaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), con·serv·a·tized, con·serv·a·tiz·ing.

to make or become conservative.

Nearby words

  1. conservative,
  2. conservative baptist,
  3. conservative jew,
  4. conservative judaism,
  5. conservative party,
  6. conservatoire,
  7. conservator,
  8. conservatorium,
  9. conservatorship,
  10. conservatory

Also especially British, con·serv·a·tise.

Origin of conservatize

First recorded in 1840–50; conservat(ive) + -ize

Related formscon·serv·a·ti·za·tion, noun

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