Europeanize [yoo r-uh-pee-uh-nahyz, yur-] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), Eu·ro·pe·an·ized, Eu·ro·pe·an·iz·ing.

  1. to make European.

Also especially British, Eu·ro·pe·an·ise. Origin of Europeanize First recorded in 1840–50; European + -ize Related formsEu·ro·pe·an·i·za·tion, noun Examples from the Web for europeanize Historical Examples of europeanize

  • After doing so, he had let that power Europeanize itself and become formidable without a protest.

    The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

    Herbert George Wells

  • The attempt in Africa to Europeanize the negro and ignore his idiosyncrasies as a race has utterly failed.

    The Galaxy, April, 1877


  • He could not Europeanize his empire without some such location for his new capital.

    Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII

    John Lord

  • British Dictionary definitions for europeanize Europeanize Europeanise verb (tr)

    1. to make European in culture, dress, etc
    2. to integrate (a country, economy, etc) into the European Union

    Derived FormsEuropeanization or Europeanisation, noun

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