- to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Also especially British, west·ern·ise.
Origin of westernize
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Examples from the Web for westernized
Mandegary, like many hardliners, believes Iranian culture has become too Westernized and distant from true Islamic culture.The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West
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Again Jamal is bowled over by his brother's Westernized wisdom.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East
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Many of the Syrians are educated, cosmopolitan, and highly Westernized.Jordan: The Last Arab Safe Haven
October 5, 2013
He seemed dismayed Khadr had not become more “Westernized” and fraternized more with his guards.The Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo
Andrea J. Prasow
October 27, 2010
According to the court filings, Rashid did not know Headley by his westernized name.The U.S. Terror Connection
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The Westernized Jews, it is true, are more or less tainted with the errors of industrial communities.Women's Wild Oats
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The Westernized New England man was no longer the representative of the section that he left.The Frontier in American History
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She had an efficient Westernized army and a small but sound fleet.
The second half of the nineteenth century was a period of rapid advance in popular education throughout all the Westernized world.
Others break with their traditional pasts, steep themselves in Westernism, and become more or less genuinely Westernized.The New World of Islam
- (tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
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