Definition of Ruskinize in US English:

Ruskinize

(also Ruskinise)

verb

  • 1with object To transform (a person or thing) in accordance with Ruskinian principles; to convert (a person) to Ruskinian ideas.

  • 2no object To advocate Ruskinian principles; to express Ruskinian opinions. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of John Ruskin + -ize.

Pronunciation

Ruskinize

/ˈrʌskɪnʌɪz/