classicize

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Etymology[edit]

classic +‎ -ize

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Verb[edit]

classicize (third-person singular simple present classicizes, present participle classicizing, simple past and past participle classicized)

  1. To make classic.
    • 2002, R. Anderson Sutton, Calling Back the Spirit: Music, Dance, and Cultural Politics in Lowland South Sulawesi[1], Oxford University Press, Inc., ISBN 0-19-511236-9, page 83:
      Another approach is exemplified by the performance group known as Mahligai [] which drew on traditional forms in an attempt to classicize them.
  2. To conform to the classic style.
    • 1974 January 20, Paul Goldberger, “Mies Art Pavilion Opens In Houston”, Eugene Register-Guard:
      Mies' style, for all of its obvious modernity, is essentially rather classicizing []