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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wes-ter-nahyz]
    • /ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz/
    • /ˈwes.tən.aɪzd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-ter-nahyz]
    • /ˈwɛs tərˌnaɪz/

Definitions of westernized word

  • verb with object westernized to influence with ideas, customs, practices, etc., characteristic of the Occident or of the western U.S. 1
  • noun westernized Simple past tense and past participle of westernize. 1
  • adjective westernized A westernized country, place, or person has adopted ideas and behaviour typical of Europe and North America, rather than preserving the ideas and behaviour that are traditional in their culture. 0
  • adjective westernized having been influenced or made familiar with the customs, practices, etc of the West 0
  • adjective westernized Having been made culturally Western. 0

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Origin of westernized

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; western + -ize

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Parts of speech for Westernized


westernized popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

westernized usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with westernized

  • what did iran do to become more westernized?
  • who westernized russia?

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