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English verb: institutionalize

1. institutionalize (possession) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution


SamplesAfter the second episode, she had to be committed.
He was committed to prison.


Synonymscharge, commit, institutionalise, send


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)hospitalise, hospitalize









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