conventionalise
Conventionalize Con*ven"tion*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conventionalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conventionalizing}.] 1. To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage. [Also spelled {conventionalise}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) (a) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others. (b) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance. [1913 Webster]


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  • conventionalise — v. to make conventional. Syn: conventionalize. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conventionalise — (Brit.) v. make conventional, adjust to suit accepted norms and customs (also conventionalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionalise — conventional ► ADJECTIVE 1) based on or in accordance with convention. 2) following social conventions; not individual or adventurous. 3) (of weapons or power) non nuclear. DERIVATIVES conventionalist noun conventionality noun conventionalize… …   English terms dictionary

  • conventionalise — /kənˈvɛnʃənəlaɪz/ (say kuhn venshuhnuhluyz) verb (t) (conventionalised, conventionalising) to make conventional. Also, conventionalize. –conventionalisation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • conventionalise — verb make conventional or adapt to conventions conventionalized behavior • Syn: ↑conventionalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑conventionalisation, ↑conventionalization (for: ↑conventionalize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • conventionalised — conventionalise (Brit.) v. make conventional, adjust to suit accepted norms and customs (also conventionalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionalises — conventionalise (Brit.) v. make conventional, adjust to suit accepted norms and customs (also conventionalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionalising — conventionalise (Brit.) v. make conventional, adjust to suit accepted norms and customs (also conventionalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionalize — verb 1. make conventional or adapt to conventions (Freq. 1) conventionalized behavior • Syn: ↑conventionalise • Derivationally related forms: ↑conventionalisation (for: ↑conventionalise), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conventionalize — Con*ven tion*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conventionalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conventionalizing}.] 1. To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage. [Also spelled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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