occidentalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1870 to make occidental (as in culture)

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  • Occidentalize — [äk΄sə dənt′ līz΄] vt., vi. Occidentalized, Occidentalizing to make or become Occidental in character, culture, customs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Occidentalize — Occidentalization, n. /ok si den tl uyz /, v.t., Occidentalized, Occidentalizing. to make Occidental. Also, esp. Brit., Occidentalise. [1865 70; OCCIDENTAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • occidentalize — oc·ci·den·tal·ize …   English syllables

  • Occidentalize — Oc•ci•den•tal•ize [[t]ˌɒk sɪˈdɛn tlˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing to make Occidental • Etymology: 1865–70 Oc ci•den tal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • occidentalize — verb make western in character The country was Westernized after it opened up • Syn: ↑occidentalise, ↑westernize, ↑westernise • Ant: ↑orientalise (for: ↑occidentalise), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • occidentalise — verb make western in character The country was Westernized after it opened up • Syn: ↑occidentalize, ↑westernize, ↑westernise • Ant: ↑orientalise, ↑orientalize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • westernise — verb make western in character The country was Westernized after it opened up • Syn: ↑occidentalize, ↑occidentalise, ↑westernize • Ant: ↑orientalise (for: ↑occidentalise) …   Useful english dictionary

  • occidentalization — See occidentalize. * * * …   Universalium

  • occidental — literary adjective relating to the countries of the West. noun (Occidental) a native or inhabitant of the West. Derivatives occidentalism noun occidentalize or occidentalise verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • occidentalise — /ɒksəˈdɛntəlaɪz/ (say oksuh dentuhluyz) verb (t) (occidentalised, occidentalising) (sometimes upper case) to make occidental. Also, occidentalize. –occidentalisation /ˌɒksədɛntəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say .oksuhdentuhluy zayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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