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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
westernization
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)

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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
westernization
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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in Chinese (Simplified) 使西化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使西化…
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