to make conform to a given style; specif., to design or represent according to the rules of a style rather than according to nature; conventionalize
Origin of stylize; from style + -ize, modeled on German stilisiren
transitive verbstyl·ized, styl·iz·ing, styl·iz·es
To represent in or make conform to a particular style, especially when highly conventionalized or saliently artistic rather than naturalistic.
(third-person singular simple present stylizes, present participle stylizing, simple past and past participle stylized)