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ritualize

[ rich-oo-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藞r瑟t蕛 u 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used without object), rit路u路al路ized, rit路u路al路iz路ing.
to practice ritualism.
verb (used with object), rit路u路al路ized, rit路u路al路iz路ing.
to make into a ritual: to ritualize the serving of tea.
to convert (someone) to ritualism; impose ritualism upon.
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Also especially British, rit路u路al路ise .

Origin of ritualize

First recorded in 1835鈥45; ritual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM ritualize

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

ritualize

ritualise

/ (藞r瑟tj蕣蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
(tr) to make (something) into a ritual
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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