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rit·u·al·ize

 (rĭch′o͞o-ə-līz′)
tr.v. rit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing, rit·u·al·iz·es
1. To make a ceremony of or put in the form of a ceremony: The Christian service ritualizes the Last Supper in the Eucharist.
2. To put into a prescribed and socially acceptable form or order: "Sport ritualizes aggression and allows it to be linked with competitive achievement" (David Whitson).
3. Zoology To cause (behavior) to have the form of a ritual: courtship behavior that has become ritualized.

rit′u·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

ritualize

(ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) or

ritualise

vb
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (intr) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to make (something) into a ritual
4. (Other Non-Christian Religions) (tr) to make (something) into a ritual

rit•u•al•ize

(ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to practice ritualism.
v.t.
2. to make into a ritual.
rit`u•al•i•za′tion, n.

ritualize


Past participle: ritualized
Gerund: ritualizing

Imperative
ritualize
ritualize
Present
I ritualize
you ritualize
he/she/it ritualizes
we ritualize
you ritualize
they ritualize
Preterite
I ritualized
you ritualized
he/she/it ritualized
we ritualized
you ritualized
they ritualized
Present Continuous
I am ritualizing
you are ritualizing
he/she/it is ritualizing
we are ritualizing
you are ritualizing
they are ritualizing
Present Perfect
I have ritualized
you have ritualized
he/she/it has ritualized
we have ritualized
you have ritualized
they have ritualized
Past Continuous
I was ritualizing
you were ritualizing
he/she/it was ritualizing
we were ritualizing
you were ritualizing
they were ritualizing
Past Perfect
I had ritualized
you had ritualized
he/she/it had ritualized
we had ritualized
you had ritualized
they had ritualized
Future
I will ritualize
you will ritualize
he/she/it will ritualize
we will ritualize
you will ritualize
they will ritualize
Future Perfect
I will have ritualized
you will have ritualized
he/she/it will have ritualized
we will have ritualized
you will have ritualized
they will have ritualized
Future Continuous
I will be ritualizing
you will be ritualizing
he/she/it will be ritualizing
we will be ritualizing
you will be ritualizing
they will be ritualizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ritualizing
you have been ritualizing
he/she/it has been ritualizing
we have been ritualizing
you have been ritualizing
they have been ritualizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ritualizing
you will have been ritualizing
he/she/it will have been ritualizing
we will have been ritualizing
you will have been ritualizing
they will have been ritualizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ritualizing
you had been ritualizing
he/she/it had been ritualizing
we had been ritualizing
you had been ritualizing
they had been ritualizing
Conditional
I would ritualize
you would ritualize
he/she/it would ritualize
we would ritualize
you would ritualize
they would ritualize
Past Conditional
I would have ritualized
you would have ritualized
he/she/it would have ritualized
we would have ritualized
you would have ritualized
they would have ritualized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ritualize - make or evolve into a ritual; "The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures"
formalise, formalize - make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"
Translations

ritualize

[ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz] VT to ritualize sthhacer de algo un ritual
it's a highly ritualized eventes un acontecimiento de marcado carácter ritualístico

ritualize

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