Indianize

verb
In·​di·​an·​ize | \ ˈin-dē-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Indianize (audio) \
Indianized; Indianizing

Definition of Indianize

transitive verb

1 : to cause to acquire or conform to the characteristics, culture, or usage of American Indians or of India
2 : to bring under the cultural or political influence or control of India Indianize a region

Other Words from Indianize

Indianization \ ˌin-​dē-​ə-​(ˌ)nī-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce Indianization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Indianize

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Indianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indianize. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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