[awr-ee-en-tl-ahyz, ohr-]

verb (used with or without object), O·ri·en·tal·ized, O·ri·en·tal·iz·ing. (often lowercase)

to make or become Asian, especially East Asian.

Also especially British, O·ri·en·tal·ise.

Origin of Orientalize

First recorded in 1815–25; oriental + -ize
Related formsO·ri·en·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for orientalization




to make, become, or treat as Oriental
Derived FormsOrientalization or Orientalisation, noun
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