from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make a ceremony of or put in the form of a ceremony.
  • transitive verb To put into a prescribed and socially acceptable form or order.
  • transitive verb Zoology To cause (behavior) to have the form of a ritual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To arrange and supply a ritual for; hamper with external forms and ceremonies; harden and deaden by ritual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb US To make into a ritual.

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

  • verb make or evolve into a ritual


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