transitive verb

: to convert to ideas resembling those of John Ruskin
it is too late to Ruskinize our civilizationKatharine F. Gerould

intransitive verb

: to adopt or plead for the principles of Ruskin
don't Ruskinize to meScribner's

Word History


John Ruskin + English -ize

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ruskinize was in 1861

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“Ruskinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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