[ kuh n-ven-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌaɪz /

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.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for conventionalize

  • 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.

  • I'll just make studies now, and this winter I'll conventionalize them and work them into patterns.

    The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter

British Dictionary definitions for conventionalize



/ (kənˈvɛnʃənəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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