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westernizeverb [T]

(UK usually westernise) uk   /ˈwes.tən.aɪz/  us   /-tɚ.naɪz/
to ​cause the ​ideas and ​ways of doing things that are ​common in ​NorthAmerica 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   /-tɚ.nəˈ-/
(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 ​qualitiestypical of a ​westernregion, esp. Western Europe and ​America
westernization
noun [U] (also Westernization)  /ˌwes·tər·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
world history The ​process of westernization in China is ​spreadingrapidly.
(Definition of westernize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “westernize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使西化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使西化…
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