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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.

westernize

(ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz) or

westernise

vb
(Sociology) (tr) to influence or make familiar with the customs, practices, etc, of the West
ˌwesterniˈzation, ˌwesterniˈsation n

west•ern•ize

(ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to influence with or convert to ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S.
[1830–40]
west`ern•i•za′tion, n.

westernize


Past participle: westernized
Gerund: westernizing

Imperative
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Present
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we westernize
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Preterite
I westernized
you westernized
he/she/it westernized
we westernized
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Present Continuous
I am westernizing
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he/she/it is westernizing
we are westernizing
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Present Perfect
I have westernized
you have westernized
he/she/it has westernized
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Past Continuous
I was westernizing
you were westernizing
he/she/it was westernizing
we were westernizing
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Past Perfect
I had westernized
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we had westernized
you had westernized
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Future
I will westernize
you will westernize
he/she/it will westernize
we will westernize
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Future Perfect
I will have westernized
you will have westernized
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Future Continuous
I will be westernizing
you will be westernizing
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we will be westernizing
you will be westernizing
they will be westernizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been westernizing
you have been westernizing
he/she/it has been westernizing
we have been westernizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been westernizing
you will have been westernizing
he/she/it will have been westernizing
we will have been westernizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been westernizing
you had been westernizing
he/she/it had been westernizing
we had been westernizing
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Conditional
I would westernize
you would westernize
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we would westernize
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Past Conditional
I would have westernized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.westernize - make western in character; "The country was Westernized after it opened up"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations

westernize

[ˈwestənaɪz] VToccidentalizar

westernize

vtdie westliche Zivilisation/Kultur einführen in (+dat); (pej)verwestlichen

westernize

[ˈwɛstəˌnaɪz] vtoccidentalizzare
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