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continentalize

[kon-tn-en-tl-ahyz] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), continentalized, continentalizing.
1.
to make continental, as in scope or character.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.
Also, especially British, continentalise.
Origin of continentalize
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; continental + -ize
Related forms
continentalization, noun
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