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- v. Alternative spelling of conventionalize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to make conventional.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make conventional or adapt to conventions
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Greenwich will not straighten its streets nor conventionalise its views.
The way to be untrue to Shakespeare here, as always, is to relax the tension of imagination, to conventionalise, to conceive
It is a natural part of civilisation's lust of re-arrangement that we should be so ready to conventionalise the beauty of this world into decorative patterns for our pilgrim tents.
Thus, though we conventionalise practice, we never conventionalise dogma.
The reason for this might have been found in the fact that acquired characteristics do not receive the stamp of heredity in one generation — his father was a self-made man, and had taught himself rigidly to conventionalise; and it might have been found in the fact that his mother had impressed upon his youthful mind the code of polite procedure in a way which made it appear an unpleasant duty — a mask, highly distasteful, but which must perforce be donned under certain conditions.
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