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tr.v. styl·ized, styl·iz·ing, styl·iz·es
To represent in or make conform to a particular style, especially when highly conventionalized or saliently artistic rather than naturalistic.

styl′i·za′tion (stī′lĭ-zā′shən) n.
styl′iz′er n.


(ˈstaɪlaɪz) or


(tr) to give a conventional or established stylistic form to
ˌstyliˈzation, ˌstyliˈsation n
ˈstylizer, ˈstyliser n


(ˈstaɪ laɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to design in or cause to conform to a particular or conventionalized style, as of representation in art.
styl`i•za′tion, n.
styl′iz•er, n.


Past participle: stylized
Gerund: stylizing

I stylize
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he/she/it stylizes
we stylize
you stylize
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I stylized
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Present Continuous
I am stylizing
you are stylizing
he/she/it is stylizing
we are stylizing
you are stylizing
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Present Perfect
I have stylized
you have stylized
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we have stylized
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Past Continuous
I was stylizing
you were stylizing
he/she/it was stylizing
we were stylizing
you were stylizing
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Past Perfect
I had stylized
you had stylized
he/she/it had stylized
we had stylized
you had stylized
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I will stylize
you will stylize
he/she/it will stylize
we will stylize
you will stylize
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Future Perfect
I will have stylized
you will have stylized
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Future Continuous
I will be stylizing
you will be stylizing
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you will be stylizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stylizing
you have been stylizing
he/she/it has been stylizing
we have been stylizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stylizing
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he/she/it will have been stylizing
we will have been stylizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stylizing
you had been stylizing
he/she/it had been stylizing
we had been stylizing
you had been stylizing
they had been stylizing
I would stylize
you would stylize
he/she/it would stylize
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Past Conditional
I would have stylized
you would have stylized
he/she/it would have stylized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stylize - 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"


To make conventional:


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