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ritualize

[rich-oo-uh-lahyz] /ˈrɪtʃ u əˌlaɪz/
verb (used without object), ritualized, ritualizing.
1.
to practice ritualism.
verb (used with object), ritualized, ritualizing.
2.
to make into a ritual:
to ritualize the serving of tea.
3.
to convert (someone) to ritualism; impose ritualism upon.
Also, especially British, ritualise.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; ritual + -ize
Related forms
deritualize, verb, deritualized, deritualizing.
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  • Deeply suspicious, deeply reverent, they ritualize their poverty and their conformity and show them off as talismans.
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British Dictionary definitions for ritualize

ritualize

/ˈrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to engage in ritualism or devise rituals
2.
(transitive) to make (something) into a ritual
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