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conventionalise

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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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Examples

  • Greenwich will not straighten its streets nor conventionalise its views.

    Greenwich Village

  • The way to be untrue to Shakespeare here, as always, is to relax the tension of imagination, to conventionalise, to conceive

    Shakespearean Tragedy Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

  • 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.

    The Roadmender

  • Thus, though we conventionalise practice, we never conventionalise dogma.

    The Fair Haven

  • 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.

    THE UNMASKING OF A CAD

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