[ verb ] make or evolve into a ritual




"The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures"

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(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Often it is recognized that all the details of the pattern may not be essential to the outcome but , because the pattern was empirically determined and not developed through theoretical understanding , one is never quite certain which behavior elements are effective , and the whole pattern becomes ritualized .

Related terms

formalize ritual