[ stahy-lahyz ]
/ ˈstaɪ laɪz /

verb (used with object), styl·ized, styl·iz·ing.

to design in or cause to conform to a particular style, as of representation or treatment in art; conventionalize.
Also especially British, styl·ise.

Origin of stylize

First recorded in 1895–1900; style + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM stylize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stylization

  • Its face was a stylization of a human's, cleverly sculptured out of putty-colored plastic.

    The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley

British Dictionary definitions for stylization



/ (ˈstaɪlaɪz) /


(tr) to give a conventional or established stylistic form to

Derived forms of stylize

stylization or stylisation, nounstylizer or styliser, noun
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