Definition of Occidentalize

1. Verb. Make western in character. "The country was Westernized after it opened up"

Exact synonyms: Occidentalise, Westernise, Westernize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Antonyms: Orientalise, Orientalize
Derivative terms: Western



Definition of Occidentalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Occidentalize

occasionated
occasionates
occasionating
occasioned
occasioner
occasioning
occasions
occasionwear
occasive
occecation
occerence
occident
occidentalise
occidentalism
occidentalize (current term)
occidentalized
occidentalizes
occidentalizing
occidentally
occidentals
occidentotropism
occidentotropisms
occidents
occiduous
occies
occipita
occipital anchorage
occipital angle of parietal bone

Literary usage of Occidentalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Village Life in China: A Study in Sociology by Arthur Henderson Smith (1899)
"He would have a separate place for human passengers and for beasts, and in general shorten the time, diminish the discomforts and occidentalize the whole ..."

2. ... The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892)
"The hardest and most painful task of the student of to-day is to occidentalize and modernize the Asiatic modes of thought which have come down to us closely ..."

3. Students and the Present Missionary Crisis: Addresses Delivered Before the by International Convention (1910)
"... and will not waste their energy in trying to occidentalize the East and in thrusting upon them too many of our own Western prepossessions and ideas; ..."

4. Wise Men from the East and from the West by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany (1922)
"... and to occidentalize an Oriental, by permanently transplanting him in early youth to the new environment and thus giving him a new birth and nurture. ..."

5. The Christian Approach to Islam by James Levi Barton (1918)
"Hitherto the effort has too often been to occidentalize the Oriental when he accepts Christianity. This is by no means desirable. ..."

6. Japan, Real and Imaginary by Sydney Greenbie (1920)
"It is impossible completely to occidentalize him. True that the white man is as unyielding when it comes to being Orientalized and that in consequence ..."

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