Definition of westernize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

westernize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they westernize
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪz//
 
he / she / it westernizes
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪzɪz//
 
past simple westernized
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪzd//
 
past participle westernized
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪzd//
 
-ing form westernizing
BrE BrE//ˈwestənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwestərnaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] westernize something 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: westernize