Jap·​a·​nize ˈja-pə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Japanize (audio)
Japanized; Japanizing

transitive verb

: to bring (something, such as an area or industry) under the influence of Japan
: to make Japanese
Japanization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanize was in 1890

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“Japanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanize. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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