ritualize


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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
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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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We create a new "regular" and ritualize the spiritual habits to maintain them and ourselves.
Since that first retreat I have had the privilege of entering many other circles of women: scripture study and faith-sharing groups that have met faithfully for years, women gathering to pray and support someone who is terminally ill, circles of women joining together to celebrate and ritualize the sacred seasons of Earth, croning circles, dancing circles, spiritual book club circles, and many others.
When patients were then exposed to their obsessional cues again, the urge to ritualize had decreased as compared to the previous trial.
Jolynn Paige, a former teacher in Suttons Bay, Michigan, has come up with a way to ritualize giving compliments at dinnertime.