verb (used with object), west·ern·ized, west·ern·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM westernizewest·ern·i·za·tion; especially British, west·ern·i·sa·tion [wes-ter-nahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌwɛs tər naɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounun·west·ern·ized; especially British, un·west·ern·ised, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for westernize
Mandegary, like many hardliners, believes Iranian culture has become too Westernized and distant from true Islamic culture.The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West|IranWire|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Again Jamal is bowled over by his brother's Westernized wisdom.Generic and Superficial ‘Tyrant’ Amerisplains the Middle East|Andrew Romano|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the Syrians are educated, cosmopolitan, and highly Westernized.
He seemed dismayed Khadr had not become more “Westernized” and fraternized more with his guards.
According to the court filings, Rashid did not know Headley by his westernized name.
Others break with their traditional pasts, steep themselves in Westernism, and become more or less genuinely Westernized.The New World of Islam|Lothrop Stoddard
Let the enthusiast study this westernized Chinese play for primitive representative methods.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
Japan rapidly became Westernized, and at the same time entered on an imperialist policy.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
Eastern people Westernized,—if you can find a better sort of neighbors I'd like an introduction!Homes And How To Make Them|Eugene Gardner
The Westernized New England man was no longer the representative of the section that he left.The Frontier in American History|Frederick Jackson Turner