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conventionalize

con·ven·tion·al·ize

conventionalize

 
pronunciation:
kn ven sh n laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conventionalized, conventionalizes, conventionalizing
definition 1: to make conventional.
definition 2: in art, to render in a conventional style.
derivation: conventionalization (n.)
Word Parts
The word conventionalize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).