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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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