-·ized·, -·iz·ing to engage in or promote ritualism
- to make a ritual of
- to give the character of ritual to
transitive verbrit·u·al·ized, rit·u·al·iz·ing, rit·u·al·iz·es
- To make a ceremony of or put in the form of a ceremony: The Christian service ritualizes the Last Supper in the Eucharist.
- To put into a prescribed and socially acceptable form or order: “Sport ritualizes aggression and allows it to be linked with competitive achievement” (David Whitson).
- Zoology To cause (behavior) to have the form of a ritual: courtship behavior that has become ritualized.
(third-person singular simple present ritualizes, present participle ritualizing, simple past and past participle ritualized)
- (US) To make into a ritual.