[ ee-ster-nahyz ]
/ ˈi stərˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), east·ern·ized, east·ern·iz·ing.
(usually initial capital letter) to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of eastern Asia.
to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of the eastern U.S., especially sophisticated or cosmopolitan ideas or customs.
Meanings Behind The Names Of 6 Middle Eastern NationsThe name Syria is derived from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Assyria that occupied the region between 721–633 BCE.
Also especially British, east·ern·ise.
Related formseast·ern·i·za·tion, noun
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