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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.
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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
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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.
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Past participle: ritualized
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|Verb||1.||ritualize - make or evolve into a ritual; "The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures"|
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ritualize[ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz] VT to ritualize sth → hacer de algo un ritual
it's a highly ritualized event → es un acontecimiento de marcado carácter ritualístico
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vt → ritualisieren
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