[ 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.
Why Did “Noon” Used To Mean 3:00? To most, the word noon signifies a specific time of day–namely, 12:00 midday, a.k.a. “lunchtime.” The counterweight to 12:00 midnight. But, surprisingly, the term noon wasn’t always shorthand for midday at 12:00; in fact, it used to refer to a different time of day altogether. First, some essential background. Clocks and watches are relatively new inventions. Though some timekeeping devices, like sundials and water clocks, …
What’s The Difference Between A Bunny, A Rabbit, And A Hare?Let’s start with the two that have scientific names. Hares and rabbits are both in the family Leporidae, but they’re separate species. Both animals have long ears, powerful back legs, and a divided upper lip. But, hares are larger than rabbits. And, instead of creating burrows, hares make nests in the grass. The exposed nesting sites of hares hint at another big difference—when they’re born. Hares are precocial, …
perform, hold, laud, proclaim, observe, praise, honor, revere, obey, sanctify, regard, bless, solemnize, respect, consecrate, fulfill, celebrate, commend, revel, lionize
- ritual murder,
- ritz combination principle,
Also especially British, rit·u·al·ise.
Origin of ritualize
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We can ritualize our sorrows, but not turn them into tragedies.Ancient Art and Ritual|Jane Ellen Harrison
/ (ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) /
(intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
(tr) to make (something) into a ritual
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