Meaning of institutionalize
Pronunciation: (in"sti-t'shu-nl-īz", -ty'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to make institutional.
- to make into or treat as an institution: the danger of institutionalizing racism.
- to place or confine in an institution, esp. one for the care of mental illness, alcoholism, etc.
- institutionalize (Thesaurus)