[ nawr-th er-nahyz ]
/ ˈnɔr ðərˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), North·ern·ized, North·ern·iz·ing. (sometimes lowercase)
to make northern; impart qualities considered typical of the North, especially of the northern part of U.S.
Also especially British, North·ern·ise.
Origin of Northernize
1855–60; Northern + -ize
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