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Definition of ritualize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

ritualize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈrɪtʃuəˌlaɪz//
 
[usually passive] ritualize something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ritualize
 
he / she / it ritualizes
 
past simple ritualized
 
-ing form ritualizing
 
 
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to do something in the same way or pattern every time ritualized expressions of grief Bull fights are highly ritualized by centuries of performance.
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