westernize
verb (-ized; -izing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1837 transitive verb to imbue with qualities native to or associated with a western region and especially the noncommunist countries of Europe and America intransitive verb to become westernized • westernizer noun, often capitalized

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  • westernize — (Amer.) west·ern·ize || westÉ™(r)naɪz v. adopt western customs or styles, cause to resemble customs or practices of Europe and/or America (also westernise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • westernize — (also westernise) ► VERB ▪ bring or come under the influence of the cultural, economic, or political systems of Europe and North America. DERIVATIVES westernization noun westernizer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • westernize — [wes′tərnīz΄] vt. westernized, westernizing to make Western in character, habits, ideas, etc. westernization n …   English World dictionary

  • westernize — UK [ˈwestə(r)naɪz] / US [ˈwestərˌnaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms westernize : present tense I/you/we/they westernize he/she/it westernizes present participle westernizing past tense westernized past participle westernized to… …   English dictionary

  • westernize — v.tr. (also Westernize, ise) influence with or convert to the ideas and customs etc. of the West. Derivatives: westernization n. westernizer n …   Useful english dictionary

  • westernize — westernization, n. /wes teuhr nuyz /, v.t., westernized, westernizing. to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S. Also, esp. Brit., westernise. [1830 40; WESTERN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • westernize — verb to make something western in character …   Wiktionary

  • westernize — west|ern|ize also westernise BrE [ˈwestənaız US ər ] v [T usually passive] to bring customs, business methods etc that are typical of Europe and the US to other countries ▪ Tunisian culture has been westernized. >westernization… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • westernize — west|ern|ize [ westər,naız ] verb intransitive or transitive to change something by introducing American or Western European culture, values, or technology ╾ west|ern|i|za|tion [ ,westərnı zeıʃn ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • westernize — or westernise verb bring or come under the influence of the cultural, economic, or political systems of Europe and North America. Derivatives westernization noun westernizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

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