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westernize

verb [T] uk (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 world
westernization
noun [U] uk (UK also westernisation)   /ˌwes.tən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-tɚ.nəˈ-/
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