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/

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

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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