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o·ri·en·tal·ize

also O·ri·en·tal·ize (ôr′ē-ĕn′tl-īz′)
v. o·ri·en·tal·ized, o·ri·en·tal·iz·ing, o·ri·en·tal·iz·es also O·ri·en·tal·ized or O·ri·en·tal·iz·ing or O·ri·en·tal·iz·es
v.tr.
To give an oriental character or appearance to.
v.intr.
To become oriental in character.

Orientalize

(ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlaɪz) or

Orientalise

vb
to make, become, or treat as Oriental
ˌOriˌentaliˈzation, ˌOriˌentaliˈsation n

O•ri•en•tal•ize

(ˌɔr iˈɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌoʊr-)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing. (often l.c.)
to make or become Oriental.
[1815–25]
O`ri•en`tal•i•za′tion, n.

Orientalize


Past participle: Orientalized
Gerund: Orientalizing

Imperative
Orientalize
Orientalize
Present
I Orientalize
you Orientalize
he/she/it Orientalizes
we Orientalize
you Orientalize
they Orientalize
Preterite
I Orientalized
you Orientalized
he/she/it Orientalized
we Orientalized
you Orientalized
they Orientalized
Present Continuous
I am Orientalizing
you are Orientalizing
he/she/it is Orientalizing
we are Orientalizing
you are Orientalizing
they are Orientalizing
Present Perfect
I have Orientalized
you have Orientalized
he/she/it has Orientalized
we have Orientalized
you have Orientalized
they have Orientalized
Past Continuous
I was Orientalizing
you were Orientalizing
he/she/it was Orientalizing
we were Orientalizing
you were Orientalizing
they were Orientalizing
Past Perfect
I had Orientalized
you had Orientalized
he/she/it had Orientalized
we had Orientalized
you had Orientalized
they had Orientalized
Future
I will Orientalize
you will Orientalize
he/she/it will Orientalize
we will Orientalize
you will Orientalize
they will Orientalize
Future Perfect
I will have Orientalized
you will have Orientalized
he/she/it will have Orientalized
we will have Orientalized
you will have Orientalized
they will have Orientalized
Future Continuous
I will be Orientalizing
you will be Orientalizing
he/she/it will be Orientalizing
we will be Orientalizing
you will be Orientalizing
they will be Orientalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Orientalizing
you have been Orientalizing
he/she/it has been Orientalizing
we have been Orientalizing
you have been Orientalizing
they have been Orientalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Orientalizing
you will have been Orientalizing
he/she/it will have been Orientalizing
we will have been Orientalizing
you will have been Orientalizing
they will have been Orientalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Orientalizing
you had been Orientalizing
he/she/it had been Orientalizing
we had been Orientalizing
you had been Orientalizing
they had been Orientalizing
Conditional
I would Orientalize
you would Orientalize
he/she/it would Orientalize
we would Orientalize
you would Orientalize
they would Orientalize
Past Conditional
I would have Orientalized
you would have Orientalized
he/she/it would have Orientalized
we would have Orientalized
you would have Orientalized
they would have Orientalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.orientalize - make oriental in character; "orientalize your garden"
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"
occidentalise, occidentalize, westernise, westernize - make western in character; "The country was Westernized after it opened up"
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In short, we tend to 'Self-Orientalize' and Orientalize each other.
While it would be wrong to romanticize or "orientalize" the social fabric of those communities, which was often torn apart along lines of confession, tribe, and family, there is no doubt that the towns were the fruit of a long experience of settlement and neighborliness.
If Western audiences find it hard to not Orientalize this story of a man's final days, Weerasethakul himself describes his narrative and formal decisions in straightforward terms.
Luckhurst demonstrates how many of these works, including Bram Stoker's The Jewel of Seven Stars, Richard Marsh's The Beetle, and particularly Rider Haggard's novels (all of chapter seven is devoted to Haggard's Egyptian-themed works) Orientalize Egypt as a locale of forbidden desires, powerful magic, and unspeakable horrors.
Perhaps in an effort to de-emphasize its modernity (and thus its economic power and political otherness which have become points of contention), Confucius Institutes, in Canada at least, tend to orientalize China.