ritualize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. ritual murder,
  2. ritualism,
  3. ritualist,
  4. ritualistic,
  5. ritualization,
  6. ritualized,
  7. ritually,
  8. ritz,
  9. ritz combination principle,
  10. ritzy

Also especially British, rit·u·al·ise.

Origin of ritualize

First recorded in 1835–45; ritual + -ize

Related formsde·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

ritualize

ritualise

/ (ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb

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