Japanize

verb
Jap·a·nize | \ˈja-pə-ˌnīz \
Japanized; Japanizing

Definition of Japanize 

transitive verb

1 : to bring (something, such as an area or industry) under the influence of Japan

2 : to make Japanese

Other Words from Japanize

Japanization \ˌja-pə-nə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of Japanize

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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