to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of Europe and North America.
- Also especially British, west·ern·ise .
- west·ern·i·za·tion; especially British, west·ern·i·sa·tion [wes-ter-nahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌwɛs tər naɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun
- un·west·ern·ized; especially British, un·west·ern·ised, adjective
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How to use westernize in a sentence
Officials tried to westernize him, including by attempting to comb his hair flat, and falsely told him his parents had died in a house fire.Archie Roach, a mesmerizing voice of Indigenous Australia, dies at 66 | Harrison Smith | August 4, 2022 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for westernize
(tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
- westernization or westernisation, noun
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