Europeanize

verb
Eu·​ro·​pe·​an·​ize | \ yu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Europeanize (audio) \
Europeanized; Europeanizing

Definition of Europeanize

transitive verb

: to cause to acquire or conform to European characteristics

Other Words from Europeanize

Europeanization \ yu̇r-​ə-​ˌpē-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce Europeanize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Europeanize

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Europeanize was in 1821

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“Europeanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Europeanize. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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