easternize: Meaning and Definition of

east•ern•ize

Pronunciation: (?'stur-n?z"), [key]
? -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of the Orient.
  2. to influence with ideas, customs, etc., characteristic of the eastern U.S., esp. sophisticated or cosmopolitan ideas or customs.
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