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westernize

[ wes-ter-nahyz ]
/ 藞w蓻s t蓹r藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), west路ern路ized, west路ern路iz路ing.
to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of Europe and North America.
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Also especially British, west路ern路ise .

Origin of westernize

First recorded in 1830鈥40; western + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM westernize

west路ern路i路za路tion; especially British, west路ern路i路sa路tion [wes-ter-nahy-zey-shuhn], /藢w蓻s t蓹r na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounun路west路ern路ized; especially British, un路west路ern路ised, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for westernize

westernize

westernise

/ (藞w蓻st蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West

Derived forms of westernize

westernization or westernisation, noun
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