Definition of continentalize
1 : to make continental in scope, character, culture, or ideas continentalize American literature as a protest against local color — Carl Van Doren
2 sometimes capitalized : to affect with the ways or ideas of European culture the gradual continentalizing of American habits of recreation — Nation
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Origin and Etymology of continentalize
probably from French continentaliser, from continental (from English) + -iser -ize
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