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

Derived forms: Westernizations

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

Encyclopedia: Westernize