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View synonyms for ritualize

ritualize

[ rich-oo-uh-lahyz ]

verb (used without object)

, rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to practice ritualism.


verb (used with object)

, rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make into a ritual:

    to ritualize the serving of tea.

  2. to convert (someone) to ritualism; impose ritualism upon.

ritualize

/ ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz /

verb

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


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Other Words From

  • de·ritu·al·ize verb deritualized deritualizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ritualize1

First recorded in 1835–45; ritual + -ize
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Example Sentences

Leeah Joo’s luxuriantly painted Western-style oils depict bundles wrapped in traditional Korean fabrics, and Kyoung eun Kang’s performance videos ritualize being a transplant to New York City.

We can ritualize our sorrows, but not turn them into tragedies.

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