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ritualize

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verb rit·u·al·ize \-ˌlīz\

Definition of ritualize

ritualized

ritualizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to practice ritualism

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to make a ritual of

  5. 2 :  to impose a ritual on

ritualization

play \ˌri-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chə-lə-; ˌrich-wə-\ noun


1842

First Known Use of ritualize

1842

Rhymes with ritualize

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