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westernize

[wes-ter-nahyz]
verb (used with object), west·ern·ized, west·ern·iz·ing.
  1. to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
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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 westernize

westernize

westernise

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