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(kənˈsɜːvəˌtaɪz) or


to make or become conservative


(kənˈsɜr vəˌtaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -tized, -tiz•ing.
to make or become conservative.
con•serv`a•ti•za′tion, n.
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But what's interesting is that you have left-libertarians who basically have shut up because they lost that argument, as the conservatizing forces of American life have worked their way, even through the argument about gays.
As the economic downturn of the early 1920s sapped the strength of the waged and threw more and more of the wageless into the trough of material despondency, conservatizing tendencies could be discerned within the Toronto dispossessed.
which at [sic] times produce a conservatizing effect[s] on men" (871).
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He said he decided to invest in the law and economics movement in law schools, because he saw economic analysis as an inherently conservatizing idea.
The argument against embracing marriage as a conservatizing force is as old as the idea of gay liberation itself.
Even for one not trained in the academic discipline of political science, it is impossible to escape the conclusion that Dominus Iesus is a political document by those within the Roman Catholic Church, specifically its conservatizing element the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, under Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
On the other side stand Fundamentalist conservatizing counter-elites--variously called "Islamists" or "Jihadists"--whose members' views cover a spectrum but at the core share the common belief that the civilization of science and technology is antithetical to the true values of their faith; that it will deprive them, individually and collectively, of power: that it will hollow out their religion; and that it will contaminate and corrupt their lives and the lives of their children.
Not only is it, as Foucault argues, a challenge to the heterosexual myth of homosexuality, but it is also a conservatizing influence on these men's lives, because it entails a dependence on monogamy as proof of love and a bulwark against HIV.
But the needs are many, and more pressing, as conservatizing forces in religion and society hold sway.
In her view the Charter is neither the celebrated political tool many of its advocates make it out to be, nor is it simply a demobilizing and conservatizing political institution.
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