occidentalize

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

Definition of occidentalize

transitive verb

: to make occidental (as in culture)

First Known Use of occidentalize

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for occidentalize

occidental + -ize

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