stylize

[stahy-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), styl·ized, styl·iz·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsstyl·i·za·tion, nounstyl·iz·er, nounnon·sty·li·za·tion, nounnon·styl·ized, adjectiveun·styl·ized, adjective
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Related Words for stylize

conform, accord, formalize

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British Dictionary definitions for stylize

stylize

stylise

verb
  1. (tr) to give a conventional or established stylistic form to
Derived Formsstylization or stylisation, nounstylizer or styliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for stylize
v.

1898 (implied in stylized), from style (n.) + -ize. Perhaps a translation of German stilisieren.

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