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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make into, treat as, or give the character of an institution to.
  • transitive v. To make part of a structured and usually well-established system: a society that has institutionalized injustice.
  • transitive v. To place (a person) in the care of an institution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to establish as a normal practice
  • v. to commit a person to confinement in an institution

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn into an institution; give institutional form or order to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution


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  • "But if you concentrate on blocks or certain neighborhoods, then you kind of institutionalize the block, and that's not the goal for people with disabilities, and it's not the goal for our neighborhoods, either."

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  • To enhance the U.S. ability to "infiltrate and combat enemy forces," the panel calls on Gates to "institutionalize" programs that develop "indigenous capacity to infiltrate and disrupt local terrorist networks," including "mapping complex and social landscapes, understanding relationships among key actors in insurgencies, [and] identifying the key goals of marginalized groups that could lead them to be recruited by terrorists."

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  • We have to find a way to "institutionalize" the Tonies of the world so all children are educated to their fullest potential, not just the few who were lucky enough to be born with parents who have the resources to negotiate school systems and provide all sorts of outside support.

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  • Spirituality belongs to itself, not old men in dresses (theologians) who "institutionalize" what should be eternally transcendent.

    Right wing politics is institutional religion made flesh.

  • This session will highlight the multiple approaches taken by the ACCESS Project to "institutionalize" universal design for learning principles and measure their effectiveness.


  • Responding to GOP claims that he pulled back from bipartisan talks and that his financial reform bill would "institutionalize" government bailouts, Senate Banking Committee Chairman

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  • Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said it would "institutionalize" government bailouts.

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  • We "institutionalize" people with mental illnesses. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • Individual faculty members and student groups have long been involved with Providence schools, but Brown began to "institutionalize" the relationship and broaden its scope after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice recommended three years ago that Brown make new commitments to the district, said Professor of Education Kenneth Wong, who chairs the department.

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  • In his speech President Vazquez underlined the need to "institutionalize" the future steps for a fluid transition process so that the whole action is done "responsibly, is transparent, open and comprehensive" to the benefit of citizens and for the good international image of Uruguay.



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