[ 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.
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Also especially British, rit·u·al·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM ritualizede·rit·u·al·ize, verb, de·rit·u·al·ized, de·rit·u·al·iz·ing.
Words nearby ritualize
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Example sentences from the Web for ritualize
We can ritualize our sorrows, but not turn them into tragedies.Ancient Art and Ritual|Jane Ellen Harrison
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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