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westernize

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verb, often capitalized west·ern·ize \ˈwes-tər-ˌnīz\

Simple Definition of westernize

  • : to cause (someone or something) to have the qualities or characteristics that are associated with Western Europe and North America

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of westernize

westernized

westernizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to imbue with qualities native to or associated with a western region and especially the noncommunist countries of Europe and America

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become westernized

westernizer

noun often capitalized

Examples of westernize in a sentence

  1. He decided to westernize his name after moving from Japan to Canada.

  2. The city has begun to westernize.



1837

First Known Use of westernize

1837


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