styl·​ize | \ ˈstī(-ə)-ˌlīz How to pronounce stylize (audio) \
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

Other Words from stylize

stylization \ ˌstī-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce stylize (audio) \ noun

Examples of stylize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Filming on location, Anh tries to document, rather than stylize or sanitize, the gay-male milieu of Fire Island Pines. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 3 June 2022 Neighborhoods will have the ability to stylize and decorate the bump-outs in unique ways. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2022 The recycled material in the new collection, sourced from the Kantamanto Market, is a reimagining of this waste, using batik to stylize the garments. Paula Rogo, Vogue, 3 Dec. 2021 Marine Serre created an exclusive run for MyTheresa in technical stretch jersey to stylize every kind of movement exercise. Vogue, 3 Dec. 2021 Kaitlyn Lahm, a spokeswoman for Samaritan’s Purse, said the group decided against opening a field hospital at the cathedral, where the floor was covered on Thursday by blue tarps that bore the relief group’s stylized cross logo. Liam Stack, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2020 Do those pages draw attention from the source material, dilute its power — or, worse, stylize its tragedy, as often happens when an artist tries to capture a conflict outside of his own experience? Julie Orringer, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2020 Key Art Deco Characteristics Motifs: Flattened and stylized geometric motifs like fans and flowers; abstract patterns like chevron and sunbursts; jagged lines(a precursor to the Brutalist styles on the horizon). Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 16 Mar. 2020 Announced today, a day-by-day historical archive of BTS' career known as Armypedia, stylized in all capitals, will launch on Monday (Feb. 25). Tamar Herman, Billboard, 21 Feb. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of stylize

1898, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jun 2022

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“Stylize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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