Meaning of “westernize” in the English Dictionary

"westernize" in British English

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westernizeverb [ T ]

UK usually westernise uk /ˈwes.tən.aɪz/ us /ˈwes.tɚ.naɪz/
noun [ U ] UK also westernisation uk /ˌwes.tən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌwes.tɚ.nəˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “westernize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"westernize" in American English

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westernizeverb [ I/T ]

also Westernize /ˈwes·tərˌnɑɪz/

world history to fill with qualities typical of a western region, esp. Western Europe and America

noun [ U ] also Westernization /ˌwes·tər·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/

world history

The process of westernization in China is spreading rapidly.

(Definition of “westernize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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