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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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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