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.
Also especially British, west·ern·ise.
Origin of westernize
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(tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
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