Definition of westernization
: conversion to or adoption of western traditions or techniques
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Late-20th-century globalization — a synonym for Westernization — brought a lot of good to both poorer Western countries and the non-Western world.
Police officers some months ago closed a knockoff KFC restaurant after hard-liners protested, saying the chicken wings were a symbol of Westernization.
Westernization has begun to influence a new aesthetic, one that echoes metropolises from around the world.
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