institutionalize institutionalize  /ˌɪn stɪ ˈtu ʃə nə laɪz/


  • (v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution


  1. Principled conservatives worry that it's so big, it will institutionalize Big Government; principled liberals worry that it won't be big enough to resuscitate a flatlined economy.
  2. There are no institutions that can be revived to institutionalize the new pro-law, anti-extremist movement.
  3. Putin's failure to help resolve that crime will also further institutionalize violence as a tool of political struggle, he believes.



    Friday, June 7 th , 2013 Issue 23, Volume 17. When President Obama said he would fundamentally change America ; he has. Instead of unorganized pockets of governmental corruption, he has used his community organizing skills to institutionalize corruption from the top down.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Temecula Valley News


  1. "We must re-balance this department's programs in order to institutionalize and finance our capabilities to fight the wars we are in today and the scenarios we are most likely to face in the years ahead," Gates said, adding that the Pentagon...
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I think one of the mistakes that we make is to institutionalize a person rather than institutionalize a movement. Guys like me moving on, passing the torch to a new generation of young folk is good. That's positive," Gray said.
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: William Gray Source: Washington Post

  3. "When you institutionalize a law like this one, you are targeting and discriminating at a wholesale level against a group of people," Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, told reporters.
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Raul Grijalva Source: CNN (blog)

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