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Orientalize

[awr-ee-en-tl-ahyz, ohr-]
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verb (used with or without object), O·ri·en·tal·ized, O·ri·en·tal·iz·ing. (often lowercase)
  1. to make or become Asian, especially East Asian.
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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 orientalize

Orientalize

Orientalise

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