orientalize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1823 transitive verb often capitalized to make Asian ; give Asian qualities to intransitive verb often capitalized to adopt Asian characteristics • orientalization noun, often capitalized

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  • Orientalize — O ri*en tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orientalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orientalizing}.] to render Oriental; to cause to conform to Oriental manners or conditions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orientalize — (Amer.) ɔːrɪ entÉ™laɪz v. make oriental, make eastern; spread oriental culture, spread eastern culture (also orientalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Orientalize — [ôr΄ē en′t līz΄] vt., vi. Orientalized, Orientalizing to make or become Oriental in character, culture, customs, etc …   English World dictionary

  • orientalize — oriental ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, from, or characteristic of the Far East. ► NOUN often offensive ▪ a person of Far Eastern descent. DERIVATIVES orientalism noun orientalist noun orientalize (also orientalise) verb orientally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • orientalize — verb make oriental in character orientalize your garden • Syn: ↑orientalise • Ant: ↑occidentalise (for: ↑orientalise), ↑occidentalize • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orientalize — Orientalization, n. /awr ee en tl uyz , ohr /, v.t., v.i., Orientalized, Orientalizing. (often l.c.) to make or become Oriental. Also, esp. Brit., Orientalise. [1815 25; ORIENTAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • orientalize — ori·en·tal·ize …   English syllables

  • Orientalize — O•ri•en•tal•ize [[t]ˌɔr iˈɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌoʊr [/t]] v. t. v. i. ized, iz•ing. (often l.c.) to make or become Oriental • Etymology: 1815–25 O ri•en tal•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • de-orientalize — de organize, de orientalize see de II. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orientalized — Orientalize O ri*en tal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orientalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orientalizing}.] to render Oriental; to cause to conform to Oriental manners or conditions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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