verb (used with object), westernized, westernizing.
to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Also, especially British, westernise.

1830–40; western + -ize

westernization, noun
unwesternized, adjective
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westernize or westernise (ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz)
(tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
westernise or westernise
westerni'zation or westernise
westerni'sation or westernise

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The goal of the west is to use industrialization as a mechanism for westernization.
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