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westernize

[wes-ter-nahyz] /ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), westernized, westernizing.
1.
to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Also, especially British, westernise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; western + -ize
Related forms
westernization, noun
unwesternized, adjective
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Examples for westernization
  • The goal of the west is to use industrialization as a mechanism for westernization.
British Dictionary definitions for westernization

westernize

/ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
Derived Forms
westernization, westernisation, noun
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