Japanize

verb
Jap·​a·​nize | \ ˈja-pə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Japanize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce Japanization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Japanize

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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