Conventionalize Con*ven"tion*al*ize, v. i. (Fine Arts) To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Cf. {Conventionalize}, v. t., 2. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • conventionalize — index conform, formalize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • conventionalize — (Amer.) con ven·tion·al·ize || ʃnÉ™laɪz v. make conventional, adjust to suit accepted norms and customs (also conventionalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • conventionalize — [kən ven′shən əl īz΄] vt. conventionalized, conventionalizing 1. to make conventional 2. Art to treat in an abstract or simplified manner; stylize conventionalization n …   English World dictionary

  • conventionalize — 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

  • conventionalize — transitive verb see conventional …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conventionalize — conventionalization, n. /keuhn ven sheuh nl uyz /, v.t., conventionalized, conventionalizing. 1. to make conventional. 2. Art. to represent in a conventional manner. Also, esp. Brit., conventionalise. [1850 55; CONVENTIONAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • conventionalize — verb To make something conventional …   Wiktionary

  • conventionalize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make conventional: conform, stylize. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • conventionalize — con·ven·tion·al·ize …   English syllables

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