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Definition of westernize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

westernize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈwɛstərˌnaɪz//
 
[usually passive] westernize somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they westernize
 
he / she / it westernizes
 
past simple westernized
 
-ing form westernizing
 
 
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to bring ideas or ways of life that are typical of western Europe and N. America to other countries The islands have been westernized by the growth of tourism.
westernized
 
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adjective a westernized society
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