orientalize

verb
ori·​en·​tal·​ize | \ ˌȯr-ē-ˈen-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce orientalize (audio) \
orientalized; orientalizing

Definition of orientalize

transitive verb

often capitalized : to make Asian : give Asian qualities to

intransitive verb

often capitalized : to adopt Asian characteristics

Other Words from orientalize

orientalization \ ˌȯr-​ē-​ˌen-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce orientalization (audio) , -​ˌlī-​ˈzā-​ \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of orientalize

1810, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Orientalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientalize. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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