westernize

[ wes-ter-nahyz ]
/ ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), west·ern·ized, west·ern·iz·ing.

to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.

Nearby words

  1. western wall,
  2. western yellow pine,
  3. westerner,
  4. westernism,
  5. westernization,
  6. westernized,
  7. westernmost,
  8. westerville,
  9. westfalen,
  10. westfield

Also especially British, west·ern·ise.

Origin of westernize

First recorded in 1830–40; western + -ize

Related formswest·ern·i·za·tion, nounun·west·ern·ized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for westernization

westernize

westernise

/ (ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
Derived Formswesternization or westernisation, noun

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