Westernization


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west·ern·ize

 (wĕs′tər-nīz′)
tr.v. west·ern·ized, west·ern·iz·ing, west·ern·iz·es
To convert to the customs of Western civilization.

west′ern·i·za′tion (wĕs′tər-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.Westernization - assimilation of Western culture; the social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
assimilation, absorption - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Translations

westernization

[ˈwestənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Noccidentalización f

westernization

[ˌwɛstərnaɪˈzeɪʃən] westernisation (British) noccidentalisation f

westernization

n (= westernizing)Einführung fder westlichen Kultur or Zivilisation; (= western character)westliche Zivilisation f; (pej)Verwestlichung f

westernization

[ˌwɛstənaɪˈzeɪʃn] noccidentalizzazione f
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