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con·ven·tion·al·ize

 (kən-vĕn′shə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. con·ven·tion·al·ized, con·ven·tion·al·iz·ing, con·ven·tion·al·iz·es
To make conventional.

con·ven′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

conventionalize

(kənˈvɛnʃənəˌlaɪz) or

conventionalise

vb (tr)
1. to make conventional
2. (Art Terms) to simplify or stylize (a design, decorative device, etc)
conˌventionaliˈzation, conˌventionaliˈsation n

con•ven•tion•al•ize

(kənˈvɛn ʃə nlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make conventional.
[1850–55]
con•ven`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.

conventionalize


Past participle: conventionalized
Gerund: conventionalizing

Imperative
conventionalize
conventionalize
Present
I conventionalize
you conventionalize
he/she/it conventionalizes
we conventionalize
you conventionalize
they conventionalize
Preterite
I conventionalized
you conventionalized
he/she/it conventionalized
we conventionalized
you conventionalized
they conventionalized
Present Continuous
I am conventionalizing
you are conventionalizing
he/she/it is conventionalizing
we are conventionalizing
you are conventionalizing
they are conventionalizing
Present Perfect
I have conventionalized
you have conventionalized
he/she/it has conventionalized
we have conventionalized
you have conventionalized
they have conventionalized
Past Continuous
I was conventionalizing
you were conventionalizing
he/she/it was conventionalizing
we were conventionalizing
you were conventionalizing
they were conventionalizing
Past Perfect
I had conventionalized
you had conventionalized
he/she/it had conventionalized
we had conventionalized
you had conventionalized
they had conventionalized
Future
I will conventionalize
you will conventionalize
he/she/it will conventionalize
we will conventionalize
you will conventionalize
they will conventionalize
Future Perfect
I will have conventionalized
you will have conventionalized
he/she/it will have conventionalized
we will have conventionalized
you will have conventionalized
they will have conventionalized
Future Continuous
I will be conventionalizing
you will be conventionalizing
he/she/it will be conventionalizing
we will be conventionalizing
you will be conventionalizing
they will be conventionalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conventionalizing
you have been conventionalizing
he/she/it has been conventionalizing
we have been conventionalizing
you have been conventionalizing
they have been conventionalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conventionalizing
you will have been conventionalizing
he/she/it will have been conventionalizing
we will have been conventionalizing
you will have been conventionalizing
they will have been conventionalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conventionalizing
you had been conventionalizing
he/she/it had been conventionalizing
we had been conventionalizing
you had been conventionalizing
they had been conventionalizing
Conditional
I would conventionalize
you would conventionalize
he/she/it would conventionalize
we would conventionalize
you would conventionalize
they would conventionalize
Past Conditional
I would have conventionalized
you would have conventionalized
he/she/it would have conventionalized
we would have conventionalized
you would have conventionalized
they would have conventionalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conventionalize - make conventional or adapt to conventions; "conventionalized behavior"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.conventionalize - represent according to a conventional style; "a stylized female head"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

conventionalize

verb
To make conventional:
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