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English definition of “westernize”

westernize

verb [T] (UK usually westernise)     /ˈwes.tən.aɪz/ US  /-tɚ.naɪz/
to cause the ideas and ways of doing things that are common in North America and most of Europe to be used and accepted by someone or something in or from another part of the worldLifestyles and their study westernization (UK also westernisation)     /ˌwes.tən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-tɚ.nəˈ-/ noun [U]
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