banalize
transitive verb see banal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • banalize — (Amer.) ba·na·lize || bÉ™ nɑːlaɪz v. make trivial or banal; trivialize (also banalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banalize — /beuh nal uyz, nah luyz, bayn l uyz /, v.t., banalized, banalizing. to render or make banal; trivialize: Television has often been accused of banalizing even the most serious subjects. Also, esp. Brit., banalise. [1960 65; BANAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • banalize — verb To make something banal or commonplace …   Wiktionary

  • banalize — ba·nal·ize …   English syllables

  • banalize — bəˈnälˌīz, ˈnȧl ; bəˈnal , ba , bā ; ˈbānəl transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: banal (I) + ize : to make banal banalized the art … by mass producing a few popular designs Bernard Leach …   Useful english dictionary

  • banalized — banalize (Amer.) ba·na·lize || bÉ™ nɑːlaɪz v. make trivial or banal; trivialize (also banalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banalizes — banalize (Amer.) ba·na·lize || bÉ™ nɑːlaɪz v. make trivial or banal; trivialize (also banalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banalizing — banalize (Amer.) ba·na·lize || bÉ™ nɑːlaɪz v. make trivial or banal; trivialize (also banalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banaliser — [ banalize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1842; de banal 1 ♦ Rendre banal, ordinaire. Cette coiffure le banalise. ⇒ dépersonnaliser. Banaliser un thème. P. p. adj. Idées banalisées. Pronom. « Comme toute comparaison originale doit forcément, à la …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • banal — adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, of compulsory feudal service, possessed in common, commonplace, from ban Date: 1825 lacking originality, freshness, or novelty ; trite Synonyms: see insipid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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