indigenize

[ in-dij-uh-nahyz ]
/ ɪnˈdɪdʒ əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), in·dig·e·nized, in·dig·e·niz·ing.

to make indigenous.
to increase local participation in or ownership of: to indigenize foreign-owned companies.
to adapt (beliefs, customs, etc.) to local ways.

Nearby words

  1. indifferentism,
  2. indigen,
  3. indigence,
  4. indigency,
  5. indigene,
  6. indigenous,
  7. indigenous australian,
  8. indigent,
  9. indigently,
  10. indigested

Also especially British, in·dig·e·nise.

Origin of indigenize

First recorded in 1950–55; indigen(ous) + -ize

Related formsin·dig·e·ni·za·tion, noun

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