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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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westernized

(ˈwɛstənaɪzd) ;

westernised

adj
(Sociology) having been influenced or made familiar with the customs, practices, etc of the West
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Translations

westernized

[ˈwestənaɪzd] ADJoccidentalizado
to become westernizedoccidentalizarse
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westernized

[ˈwɛstərnaɪzd] westernised (British) adjoccidentalisé(e)
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westernized

adj person, culturevom Westen beeinflusst, westlich ausgerichtet; (pej)verwestlicht
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westernized

[ˈwɛstəˌnaɪzd] adjoccidentalizzato/a
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