institutionalize

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verb in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize \ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnə-ˌlīz, -shə-nə-ˌlīz\

Definition of institutionalize

institutionalized

;

institutionalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make into an institution :  give character of an institution to institutionalized housing; especially :  to incorporate into a structured and often highly formalized system institutionalized values

  3. 2 :  to place in or commit to the care of a specialized institution (such as a psychiatric hospital) Thirty years ago doctors routinely advised parents to institutionalize children with Down syndrome and other disabilities … — Parenting

institutionalization

play \ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)ü-shnə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -shə-nə-lə-ˈzā-\ noun

Examples of institutionalize in a sentence

  1. It will take time to institutionalize these reforms.

  2. They had to institutionalize their youngest son.

  3. She was institutionalized for seven years.

1865

First Known Use of institutionalize

1865


Medical Dictionary

institutionalize

transitive verb in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize
variants: or chiefly British

institutionalise

\ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnəl-ˌīz, -shən-əl-\play

Medical Definition of institutionalize

institutionalized

or chiefly British

institutionalised

;

institutionalizing

or chiefly British

institutionalising

  1. :  to place in or commit to the care of a specialized institution Thirty years ago doctors routinely advised parents to institutionalize children with Down syndrome and other disabilities …—Parenting, August 1994

institutionalization

or chiefly British

institutionalisation

\-ˌt(y)ü-shnəl-ə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌt(y)ü-shən-əl-\play noun

Law Dictionary

institutionalize

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transitive verb in·sti·tu·tion·al·ize \ˌin-stə-ˈtü-shə-nə-ˌlīz, -ˈtyü-\

Legal Definition of institutionalize

institutionalized

institutionalizing

  1. :  to put in the care of an institution — compare commit


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