continentalize

[ kon-tn-en-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), con·ti·nen·tal·ized, con·ti·nen·tal·iz·ing.

to make continental, as in scope or character.
(sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.

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Also especially British, con·ti·nen·tal·ise .

Origin of continentalize

First recorded in 1850–55; continental + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM continentalize

con·ti·nen·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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