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

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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 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, "Plan for Cathedral Hospital Stalls Amid Concern Over Evangelical Role," 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, "Colum McCann Gives Voice to Grieving Fathers, One Israeli and One Palestinian," 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, "The Fascinating History of Art Deco Design," 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, "BTS Database Project 'Armypedia' Is Coming Soon," 21 Feb. 2019 Mach 2 is around 1,500mph, and real helicopters are limited by nerd reasons to around 250mph (400kph), which can be stylized as Mach 0.33. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "Forget Top Gun: Maverick—let’s settle Blue Thunder vs. Airwolf once and for all," 10 Jan. 2020 Her inaugural works for the Met’s façade—a set of four female bronze caryatids, larger than life and stylized in the tradition of high-ranking African women—challenge the institution’s own history of Eurocentrism and patriarchy. Time Staff, Time, "These 28 Women Broke Major Barriers to Become 'Firsts' in 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 This film, also stylized as The VVitch, follows a Puritan family as tragedy upon tragedy befalls them beginning with their banishment from their Plymouth colony. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Halloween Movies on Netflix," 14 Oct. 2019 Highlights include Alberto Aguilar’s stylized broken window posters in Havana, Cuba; closer to home will be Betsy Odom’s subversion of sports fan lawn signs in Humboldt Park and Cathy Hsiao’s pale blue front door sculpture in Cicero. Lori Waxman,, "Fall preview: Ten shows in galleries and museums to look forward to," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stylize

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Stylize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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