Definition of Ritualize

1. Verb. Make or evolve into a ritual. "The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures"

Exact synonyms: Ritualise
Generic synonyms: Formalise, Formalize
Derivative terms: Ritual, Ritual



Definition of Ritualize

1. Verb. (American English) To make into a ritual. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ritualize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ritualize

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ritualize (current term)
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Literary usage of Ritualize

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1. Proceedings at the ... Annual Meeting of the Free Religious Association by Meeting (1907)
"Then there has been an effort, and a fine effort, to ritualize the church. But has the church been interested by ritualizing it ? ..."

2. Theatre Arts by Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (1921)
"And because Siena's gangs happened to decorate and ritualize their rivalries, we have the splendor of the Palio. The Palio is held every year on August 16, ..."

3. Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1876)
"Grave seniors talk to the deaf,—church and old book mumble and ritualize to an unheeding, preoccupied and advancing mind, and thus they by happiness of ..."

4. A Short History of Freethought, Ancient and Modern by John Mackinnon Robertson (1915)
"They may have had many; but there were no poets to sing, or priests to preserve and ritualize them. ..."

5. Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick (1922)
"We cannot keep any spiritual thing in human life, even the spirit of courtesy, as a disembodied wraith. We ritualize it—we bow, we take off our hats, ..."

6. Rural Substance Abuse: State of Knowledge & Issues edited by Elizabeth B. Robertson (1999)
"... and drug use is discouraged in work settings that are deadline- and task-oriented and where peers do not ritualize daily alcohol and/or drug use. ..."

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