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[yoo r-uh-pee-uh-nahyz, yur-]
verb (used with object), Eu·ro·pe·an·ized, Eu·ro·pe·an·iz·ing.
  1. to make European.
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Also especially British, Eu·ro·pe·an·ise.

Origin of Europeanize

First recorded in 1840–50; European + -ize
Related formsEu·ro·pe·an·i·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of europeanize

  • After doing so, he had let that power Europeanize itself and become formidable without a protest.

    The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

    Herbert George Wells

  • The attempt in Africa to Europeanize the negro and ignore his idiosyncrasies as a race has utterly failed.

  • He could not Europeanize his empire without some such location for his new capital.

British Dictionary definitions for europeanize



verb (tr)
  1. to make European in culture, dress, etc
  2. to integrate (a country, economy, etc) into the European Union
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Derived FormsEuropeanization or Europeanisation, noun
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