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institutionalize

verb [T] (CUSTOM) (UK usually institutionalise)     /ˌɪn.stɪˈtjuː.ʃən.ə.laɪz/ US  /-ˈtuː-/
to make something become part of a particular society, system, or organization: What was once an informal event has now become institutionalized.Standard and routine
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