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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stylization \ˌstī-lə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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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 With its strong association with pageant traditions of the French court, Wilson says, tennis was highly stylized from the beginning. Merrill Fabry, Time, "Why Is Tennis Scored So Weirdly?," 11 Jan. 2018 The illustration features Trump with his mouth open and blond hair stylized to look like flames. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Artist uses 'Fire and Fury' book as inspiration for TIME's new cover featuring Trump," 11 Jan. 2018 The entertainment in the world portrayed is stylized. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "HQ Trivia is a Harbinger of Dystopia," 22 Dec. 2017

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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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