[ rich-oo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlaɪz /

verb (used without object), rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.

to practice ritualism.

verb (used with object), rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.

to make into a ritual: to ritualize the serving of tea.
to convert (someone) to ritualism; impose ritualism upon.
Also especially British, rit·u·al·ise.

Origin of ritualize

First recorded in 1835–45; ritual + -ize

Related forms

de·rit·u·al·ize, verb, de·rit·u·al·ized, de·rit·u·al·iz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for ritualize



/ (ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) /


(intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
(tr) to make (something) into a ritual
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