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.
Also especially British, in·dig·e·nise.
Origin of indigenize
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