indigenize

indigenize

[in-dij-uh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), indigenized, indigenizing.
1.
to make indigenous.
2.
to increase local participation in or ownership of: to indigenize foreign-owned companies.
3.
to adapt (beliefs, customs, etc.) to local ways.
Also, especially British, indigenise.


Origin:
1950–55; indigen(ous) + -ize

indigenization, noun
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