conventionalize

[ kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), con·ven·tion·al·ized, con·ven·tion·al·iz·ing.

to make conventional.
Art. to represent in a conventional manner.

Nearby words

  1. conventional thoracoplasty,
  2. conventional weapon,
  3. conventional wisdom,
  4. conventionalism,
  5. conventionality,
  6. conventionally,
  7. conventioneer,
  8. conventioner,
  9. conventual,
  10. conventual mass

Also especially British, con·ven·tion·al·ise.

Origin of conventionalize

First recorded in 1850–55; conventional + -ize

Related formscon·ven·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for conventionalised

conventionalize

conventionalise

/ (kənˈvɛnʃənəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make conventional
to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
Derived Formsconventionalization or conventionalisation, noun

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