oc·​ci·​den·​tal·​ize ˌäk-sə-ˈden-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce occidentalize (audio)
occidentalized; occidentalizing
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to make occidental (as in culture)

Word History


occidental + -ize

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of occidentalize was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Occidentalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occidentalize. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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