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 (ĕm-bo͝or′zhwäz-mənt, äN-bûrzh-wäz-mäN′)
Conversion to bourgeois values, loyalties, or tastes.

[French, from bourgeois, bourgeois; see bourgeois.]
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(French ɑ̃burʒwazmɑ̃)
(Sociology) the process of becoming middle-class; the assimilation into the middle class of traditionally working-class people
[from French, from en-1 + bourgeois1]
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(ɑ̃ˌbʊər ʒwɑzˈmɑ̃, ˌɛm bʊərˈʒwɑz mənt)
the adoption of middle-class values.
[1935–40; < French equiv. to s'embourgeois(er) to become bourgeois]
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