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ritualize

[rich-oo-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used without object), rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing.
  1. to practice ritualism.
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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.
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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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Historical Examples

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

    Ancient Art and Ritual

    Jane Ellen Harrison


British Dictionary definitions for ritualize

ritualize

ritualise

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