[ awr-ee-en-tl-ahyz, ohr- ]
/ ˌɔr iˈɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌoʊr- /
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.
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Also especially British, O·ri·en·tal·ise.
Origin of Orientalize
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/ (ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlaɪz) /
to make, become, or treat as Oriental
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