- 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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Examples from the Web for conventionalized
(c) Conventionalized lily—the prototype of the trident and the thunder-weapon.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
The pointed oval, or vesica, is the conventionalized form of the fish.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
Everywhere the conventionalized book-language is spoken by the few.Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
S. D. Gordon
In using a flower, or other design, for a frieze or dado, they should be conventionalized.Social Life
Maud C. Cooke
It is a "conventionalized" creation, as we say of ornamentation.In the Wilderness
Charles Dudley Warner
- to make conventional
- to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
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