Orientalize

[ 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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Origin of Orientalize

First recorded in 1815–25; oriental + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Orientalize

O·ri·en·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Orientalize

Orientalize

Orientalise

/ (ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlaɪz) /

verb

to make, become, or treat as Oriental

Derived forms of Orientalize

Orientalization or Orientalisation, noun
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