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 stylization (audio) \ noun

Examples of stylize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Next in this process comes the April 11 big reveal of Disney-plus, stylized as Disney+, the name of its new subscription streaming app that will be available to consumers at the end of the year. Washington Post, "The New Disney Will Be a Thrill Ride," 18 Sep. 2019 In true Gen Z fashion, the name — inspired by her grandmother and her nickname — is actually stylized with lowercase letters just like a teen's Instagram caption. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Millie Bobby Brown Shares Why Teens Deserve Their Very Own Eye Cream," 4 Sep. 2019 One was stylizing an image of Benito Mussolini for a video arguing that fascism had been wrongly blamed on the right. Amanda Taub, New York Times, "How YouTube Radicalized Brazil," 11 Aug. 2019 All the material is grounded and gut-wrenched, heightened and stylized, but connected to something real. Los Angeles Times, "‘Desperate Housewives’ gossip created ‘problems’ on set, but creator Marc Cherry says he’s better for it," 14 Aug. 2019 Little is known of the plot or setting of this season, with Murphy releasing a teaser that was stylized like a 1980s slasher movie. Joe Otterson,, "Sarah Paulson will not star in ‘American Horror Story: 1984’," 8 July 2019 The apartment’s most notable feature is its geographically impossible view of the Space Needle, stylized in the show’s credit sequence. Joanna Scutts, Curbed, "The shows we’ve lived by," 14 Aug. 2019

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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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21 Nov 2019

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“Stylize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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