conventionalise
conventionalise conventionalise v. to make conventional.

Syn: conventionalize. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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