Definitions for institutionalizeˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sti•tu•tion•al•izeˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. to make institutional.

  2. to make into or treat as an institution:

    the danger of institutionalizing racism.

    Category: Sociology

  3. to place or confine in an institution.

Origin of institutionalize:

1860–65

in`sti•tu`tion•al•i•za′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge(verb)

    cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

Wiktionary

  1. institutionalize(Verb)

    to establish as a normal practice

  2. institutionalize(Verb)

    to commit a person to confinement in an institution

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