styl·​ize | \ˈstī(-ə)-ˌlīz \
stylized; stylizing

Definition of stylize 

transitive verb

: to conform to a conventional style specifically : to represent or design according to a style or stylistic pattern rather than according to nature or tradition

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Other Words from stylize

stylization \ˌstī-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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The word can refer to a member of a celebrity’s fervent fandom, like Rihanna’s Navy or Beyoncé’s Beyhive or Nicki’s Barbz (also stylized as Barbs or Barbiez). Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and the sexist female rapper paradigm behind their feud, explained," 6 Nov. 2018 The way the title is stylized in the new film harkens back to the '54 Garland version. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 A Star Is Born Easter Eggs That You May Have Missed," 8 Oct. 2018 At the start of each round, players receive four cards at random from the deck and can buy any or all of them for three megacredits (stylized as M€) each. Keith Law, Ars Technica, "Review: Super-hot board game Terraforming Mars goes digital," 10 Nov. 2018 As two young women in the music industry, Chloe and Halle Bailey (often stylized as Chloe x Halle) know a thing or two about being underestimated. Kimberly Mcallister, Teen Vogue, "Chloe x Halle Love Proving People Wrong," 14 June 2018 That’s the way the artist born Alecia Moore, who played a highly entertaining action-packed sold out hometown show at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday night stylizes her brand. Dan Deluca,, "Pink flies high at 'Beautiful Trauma' hometown show at the Wells Fargo Center," 14 Apr. 2018 Hayden Tract, a hub for design studios, is home to Jordan Kahn’s stylized Destroyer and otherworldly Vespertine, and the Platform complex nearby has oysters and wine at Hayden and excellent tacos at Loqui. Lesley Balla, Los Angeles Magazine, "How to Eat Like a Local in L.A.’s Best Dining ‘Hoods," 25 Apr. 2018 My focus in our store is to stylize between different brands. Sari Anne Tuschman,, "Lil Bit owners take high-low, mix-match approach to offer big fashion for the little ones," 5 Apr. 2018 Other elements of the video were also stylized to emulate the official music video of the Korean septet’s song, recreating its black-and-red block lettering. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "'Silicon Valley' Season 5 Trailer Incorporates BTS' 'Mic Drop'," 14 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stylize

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stylize was in 1898

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