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.

Nearby words

  1. stylistician,
  2. stylistics,
  3. stylite,
  4. stylites,
  5. stylitic,
  6. stylized,
  7. stylo-,
  8. stylobate,
  9. stylograph,
  10. stylographic

Also especially British, styl·ise.

Origin of stylize

First recorded in 1895–1900; style + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for stylize




(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



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

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