ritualize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1842 intransitive verb to practice ritualism transitive verb 1. to make a ritual of 2. to impose a ritual on • ritualization noun

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  • ritualize — index formalize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ritualize — (Amer.) v. make into a ritual, make into a ceremony; practice ritualism (also ritualise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ritualize — [rich′oo əlīz΄] vi. ritualized, ritualizing to engage in or promote ritualism vt. 1. to make a ritual of 2. to give the character of ritual to ritualization n …   English World dictionary

  • ritualize — /rich ooh euh luyz /, v., ritualized, ritualizing. v.i. 1. to practice ritualism. v.t. 2. to make into a ritual: to ritualize the serving of tea. 3. to convert (someone) to ritualism; impose ritualism upon. Also, esp. Brit., ritualise. [1835 45;… …   Universalium

  • ritualize — verb To make into a ritual …   Wiktionary

  • ritualize — or ritualise verb [usu. as adjective ritualized] 1》 make into a ritual by following a pattern of actions. 2》 Zoology retain (a behaviour pattern) as a form of display or interaction, without its original function. Derivatives ritualization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • ritualize — rit·u·al·ize …   English syllables

  • ritualize — rit•u•al•ize [[t]ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) to practice ritualism 2) to make into a ritual rit u•al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • ritualize — verb make or evolve into a ritual (Freq. 1) The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures • Syn: ↑ritualise • Derivationally related forms: ↑ritual • Hypernyms: ↑formalize, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ritualized — ritualize (Amer.) v. make into a ritual, make into a ceremony; practice ritualism (also ritualise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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