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Verb: westernise  'wes-tu(r),nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: westernize)
  1. Make western in character
    "The country was westernised after it opened up";
    - occidentalize, occidentalise [Brit], westernize
Noun: Westernisation
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: Westernization)
  1. Assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
    - Westernization

Derived forms: Westernisations

Type of: absorption, alter, assimilation, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Westernise