- to make conventional.
- Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
Also especially British, con·ven·tion·al·ise.
Origin of conventionalize
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Related Wordspigeonhole, systematize, standardize, dub, institutionalize, catalogue, regulate, define, normalize, typecast, conventionalize, methodize
Examples from the Web for conventionalize
I'll just make studies now, and this winter I'll conventionalize them and work them into patterns.The Harvester
Gene Stratton Porter
They're just going to disorganize me, conventionalize me completely.This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
We do not separate the features as frequently as did that ancient people, but we conventionalize them as often.The Art Of The Moving Picture
- to make conventional
- to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
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