continentalise

continentalize

[kon-tn-en-tl-ahyz]
verb (used with object), continentalized, continentalizing.
1.
to make continental, as in scope or character.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.
Also, especially British, continentalise.


Origin:
1850–55; continental + -ize

continentalization, noun
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