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/ k蓹n藞v蓻n 蕛蓹 nl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), con路ven路tion路al路ized, con路ven路tion路al路iz路ing.
to make conventional.
Art. to represent in a conventional manner.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also especially British, con路ven路tion路al路ise .

Origin of conventionalize

First recorded in 1850鈥55; conventional + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM conventionalize

con路ven路tion路al路i路za路tion, noun
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How to use conventionalize in a sentence

  • 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
  • They're just going to disorganize me, conventionalize me completely.

    This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald

British Dictionary definitions for conventionalize



/ (k蓹n藞v蓻n蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to make conventional
to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)

Derived forms of conventionalize

conventionalization or conventionalisation, noun
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