rou·​tin·​ize | \ rü-ˈtē-ˌnīz How to pronounce routinize (audio) , ˈrü-tə-ˌnīz \
routinized; routinizing

Definition of routinize

transitive verb

: to discipline in or reduce to a routine

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Other Words from routinize

routinization \ (ˌ)rü-​ˌtē-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce routinize (audio) , ˌrü-​tə-​nə-​ \ noun

Examples of routinize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those stories routinize systemic violence through their repetition. Lee M. Pierce, The Conversation, 5 Aug. 2021 The country is at a turning point: routinize presidential impeachment or keep it as a last resort in extreme cases of wrongdoing. Conrad Black, National Review, 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of routinize

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Routinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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