Europeanize

verb
Eu·ro·pe·an·ize | \yu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ə-ˌnīz \
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 \ noun

First Known Use of Europeanize

1821, in the meaning defined above

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