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continentalize

[kon-tn-en-tl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), con·ti·nen·tal·ized, con·ti·nen·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to make continental, as in scope or character.
  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.
Also especially British, con·ti·nen·tal·ise.

Origin of continentalize

First recorded in 1850–55; continental + -ize
Related formscon·ti·nen·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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