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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“Occidentalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occidentalize. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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