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[kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), con·ven·tion·al·ized, con·ven·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make conventional.
  2. Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
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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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Historical Examples of conventionalised

  • He is holding thunderbolts, conventionalised in a hand-like form.

    The Evolution of the Dragon

    G. Elliot Smith

  • Not that Jacob and Marianne are unnatural—quite the contrary—but that their situations are conventionalised.

  • So, in autocratic Assyria, sculpture reaches a certain point and becomes for ever conventionalised.

  • The institutions of this cultural phase are conventionalised relations of force and fraud.

  • Evidently there is much sophistication, not to say conventionalised affectation, in all this national attachment and allegiance.

British Dictionary definitions for conventionalised



verb (tr)
  1. to make conventional
  2. to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
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Derived Formsconventionalization or conventionalisation, noun
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