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

  • transitive verb To represent in or make conform to a particular style, especially when highly conventionalized or saliently artistic rather than naturalistic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring under the conditions of style; impress with the characteristics of style; conventionalize: in the decorative arts used to express the transformation which natural forms undergo in their adaptation to decorative motives, as in the use or the acanthus in Greek art, and the arum in Gothic.

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

  • verb To represent something in a particular style
  • verb To represent something in a conventional manner

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

  • verb represent according to a conventional style


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