Meaning of stylize in English:


Pronunciation /ˈstʌɪlʌɪz/


(also British stylise)
[with object]
  • 1Depict or treat in a mannered and non-realistic style.

    ‘stylize the bird so that it's more appealing to children’
    • ‘In three small portraits, he brings old-master technique into play with his own odd approach to stylizing the human body.’
    • ‘Are you suspicious of artists who stylize clumsiness, who consider awkwardness proof of their sincerity?’
    • ‘All my work is appropriated from outside sources; I create a hybrid, a fusion of diverse materials, but I don't disguise their uniqueness or stylize them beyond recognition.’
    • ‘Remove the reality of it, stylize it, sanitize it, deny the truth of it and what happens?’
    • ‘The movie is infamous for stylizing violence in a way never before seen in Hollywood.’
    • ‘The kids are tough, every race is a proper battle, and we didn't want to over stylize that.’
    • ‘He stylizes everything to the point of tedium.’
    • ‘Unlike your typical Hollywood movie that romanticizes and stylizes violence, the shootings here and the gore that follows are handled in a matter-of-fact way.’
    • ‘ He stylizes the face to avoid verisimilitude.’
    • ‘ He stylizes his characters' speech, giving them impossibly witty retorts for every situation.’
    1. 1.1Give (something) a distinctive design or appearance.
      ‘the application enables you to stylize the text with various fonts or colours’
      • ‘Most users maintain this box on their site and many modify and stylize it with fancy fonts, backgrounds and images.’
      • ‘The membrane plates are a pure expression of engineering and geometry but can be stylized by the architect.’
      • ‘He played a huge role in stylizing the Beatles' music.’
      • ‘If you're a person that never thought about decorating and stylizing their home, you should definitely consider doing it.’
      • ‘They're the professionals who are responsible for stylizing the visual aspects of a site.’
      • ‘I'm really not terribly fond of stylizing names and titles with lowercase letters.’
      • ‘When we re-visited them, we stylized the final shots a lot.’
      • ‘The company gave broadcasters the ability to stylize their videos with filters.’
      • ‘You'll have all that you need to enhance, retouch and stylize images, replace backgrounds, and create high quality enlargements.’
      • ‘Why is it wrong to give more people the freedom to shoot and stylize their photos?’


Late 19th century from style, suggested by German stilisiren.