from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make conventional.
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- v. To make something conventional.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others.
- transitive v. To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance.
- intransitive v. To make designs in art, according to conventional principles. Cf. conventionalize, v. t., 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render conventional; bring under the influence of conventional rules; render observant of the forms and precedents of society. Specifically
- In the fine arts, to render or represent in a conventional manner—that is, either by exact adherence to a rule or in a manner intentionally incomplete and simplified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make conventional or adapt to conventions
- v. represent according to a conventional style
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