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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
westernize
westernize
Present
I westernize
you westernize
he/she/it westernizes
we westernize
you westernize
they westernize
Preterite
I westernized
you westernized
he/she/it westernized
we westernized
you westernized
they westernized
Present Continuous
I am westernizing
you are westernizing
he/she/it is westernizing
we are westernizing
you are westernizing
they are westernizing
Present Perfect
I have westernized
you have westernized
he/she/it has westernized
we have westernized
you have westernized
they have westernized
Past Continuous
I was westernizing
you were westernizing
he/she/it was westernizing
we were westernizing
you were westernizing
they were westernizing
Past Perfect
I had westernized
you had westernized
he/she/it had westernized
we had westernized
you had westernized
they had westernized
Future
I will westernize
you will westernize
he/she/it will westernize
we will westernize
you will westernize
they will westernize
Future Perfect
I will have westernized
you will have westernized
he/she/it will have westernized
we will have westernized
you will have westernized
they will have westernized
Future Continuous
I will be westernizing
you will be westernizing
he/she/it will be westernizing
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
you have been westernizing
they have been westernizing
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
you will have been westernizing
they will have been westernizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been westernizing
you had been westernizing
he/she/it had been westernizing
we had been westernizing
you had been westernizing
they had been westernizing
Conditional
I would westernize
you would westernize
he/she/it would westernize
we would westernize
you would westernize
they would westernize
Past Conditional
I would have westernized
you would have westernized
he/she/it would have westernized
we would have westernized
you would have westernized
they would have westernized
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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