easternize

easternize

[ee-ster-nahyz]
verb (used with object), easternized, easternizing.
1.
to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of the Orient.
2.
to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of the eastern U.S., especially sophisticated or cosmopolitan ideas or customs.
Also, especially British, easternise.


Origin:
eastern + -ize

easternization, noun
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