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institutionalize

in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize

institutionalize

pronunciation:
In stih tu sh n laIz
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: institutionalized, institutionalizes, institutionalizing
definition 1: to make institutional.
The new management institutionalized half-hour lunch breaks.
definition 2: to place or confine in an appropriate institution, esp. for treatment of physical or mental illness.
similar words:
commit
definition 3: to make into or similar to an institution.
derivation: institutionalization (n.)