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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indianize was in 1702

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Cite this Entry

“Indianize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Last Updated: - Definition revised
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