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westernize

[wes-ter-nahyz] /ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), westernized, westernizing.
1.
to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Also, especially British, westernise.
Origin of westernize
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; western + -ize
Related forms
westernization, noun
unwesternized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for westernize

westernize

/ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
Derived Forms
westernization, westernisation, noun
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